Project Management Special Interest Group

AGM 2021

Our AGM is booked for the 15 October at 2pm. Register here: https://www.archaeologists.net/civicrm/event/info?id=265&reset=1
We also have nominations for new committee members. If you would to stand for nomination , please have a read of the role description and send your nomination to Meg (Megan.Keates [at] archaeologists.net) by Friday 9 October.
Nomination form (DOC)
Committee role description (PDF)

Background

The Special Interest Group for Project Management's first meeting was held on 22 January 2014, and was followed by their forming AGM. The PMSIG provides 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 group seeks 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. Principles like the importance of focussing on end goals, of planning to achieve goals, of managing risk and change in projects, of ensuring the quality of work produced, defining appropriate roles with relation to specific expertise in project teams and of properly structured communication.

The PMSIG is 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 CIfA members. Non-members need to pay an annual £10 fee.
Please contact us at groups@archaeologists.net

Committee

Gillian King(Chair)
Charlotte Willis (Secretary)
Alistair Barclay (Treasurer)
Marie-Claire Rackham-Mann
Sarah Hannon-Bland

Specialist competence matrix

This matrix is designed to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for when working in project management.

Three Year Plan

Project Management Special Interest Group Three Year Plan 2018-2021 (PDF)

Forthcoming Events

For information about upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.

Previous events

  • The 2017 AGM was held on 12 April at The Environment Agency, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Peterborough,Cambridgeshire, PE2 5ZR starting at 1pm. Jim Anderson from the National Capital Programme Management Team gave a short talk on 'Developing project managers to deliver the Client's project management role'.

Useful resources

  • Introduction to Project Management
    Group member Martin Locock led the webinar Introduction to Project Management in July 2020. The session was intended for those working in the sector who have had little contact with project management and covers: project management as a discipline, common terminology and acronyms, the role of a project manager in the heritage sector, and challenges faced by those new to the role. It will give attendees an insight into the responsibilities and duties of a project manager. You can access the recording of the webinar, as well as other CIfA events, here.

AGM minutes

AGM Minutes for the 2020 meeting will be uploaded soon
AGM Minutes 2019
AGM Minutes 2018