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Project Management Special Interest Group

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 IfA Council will then approve it.

Group aims

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

  • delivering training

  • providing the opportunity for mentoring and coaching

  • drawing on outside expertise and best practice.

Join the Group

Membership is free to IfA members (£10 for non-members). To join, please contact the IfA office at

Tel: 0118 378 6446

Founding Committee

Steve Haynes (Hon. Chair)
Nicola Powell (Hon. Secretary)
Andy Crockett (Hon. Treasurer)

Andrea Bradley
Daniel Jackson
Brian Kerr
Martin Locock
Kim Stabler

PMSIG will be looking for a committee to be voted in at the AGM so please look out for information on how to put yourself forward. And if you wish to join the group committee, please contact the Founding Hon. Secretary Nicola Powell at

Forthcoming Events


The IfA Project Management Special Interest Group will hold its first Annual General Meeting at the Museum of London on Friday 11 April 2014. The meeting will start at 16.00 with registration then the AGM will follow. The meeting will conclude with a talk by the Project Manager of the Cheapside Hoard exhibition. At 17.00 there will be an opportunity to view the Cheapside Hoard exhibition at a reduced rate of £5.The meeting will then close at 18.00, when the exhibition closes.

To avoid disappointment, please do let the Acting Secretary, Nicola Powell or Lianne Birney know if you will be attending the AGM and the exhibition, as places will need to be booked over the next couple of weeks.

AGM Agenda 2014

AGM Minutes

To follow

Committee Minutes

22 January 2014

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446