The new Special Interest Group for Project Management first provisional meeting was held on 22 January 2014, to be followed by their forming AGM and CIfA Council will then approve it.
The PMSIG aims to provide a forum for all those in the profession managing and delivering projects across the historic environment sector irrespective of project role, stage or type.
The PMSIG aims to improve the impact and benefit of work carried out by professionals in historic environment practice by making the principles of good project management more widely understood, including the importance of focusing on end goals; of planning to achieve goals; of managing risk and change in projects; of ensuring the quality of work produced; of defining appropriate roles and required expertise in project teams and of properly structured communication.
The PMSIG will act as a focal point for the promotion and development of project management standards within the profession with a particular focus on
promoting Project Management as a distinct discipline with its own skill set
updating our thinking about effective Project Management during all project stages
providing a knowledge hub for good practice, to disseminate principles, practice and techniques across the profession
providing the opportunity for mentoring and coaching
drawing on outside expertise and best practice.
Membership is free to CIfA members (£10 for non-members). To join, please contact the CIfA office at
Tel: 0118 378 6446
Steve Haynes (Hon. Chair)
Nicola Powell (Hon. Secretary)
Andy Crockett (Hon. Treasurer)
We have recently introduced specialist competence matrices, which have been compiled by our CIfA special interest groups and are tailored to their specific areas. These are to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for.
The 2016 Project Management AGM will be held on Thursday 21 April in Room 528, 17.00-17.20, during the CIfA Conference in Leicester
No elections are due to be held this year but the PMSIG committee would be delighted to meet group members and would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in finding out about the group. If you'd like to attend the AGM but are not booked for the Conference please e-mail your details to conference [at] archaeologists.net by 4pm Monday 18th April.
The CIfA Project Management Special Interest Group held its first Annual General Meeting at the Museum of London on Friday 11 April 2014. After the AGM, the Group heard from Elpiniki Psalti, the project manager for the Cheapside Hoard exhibition, about putting on such an important exhibition. The Group was then able to view the exhibition.