Project Management Special Interest Group

The new Special Interest Group for Project Management first meeting was held on 22 January 2014, and was followed by their forming AGM and CIfA Council approved it.

Forthcoming Events

For information about PMSIG events - as well as all other events - please visit our event calendar.

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 CIfA members. Non-members need to pay an annual £10 fee.
Please contact us at


Steve Haynes (Hon. Chair)
Nicola Powell (Hon. Secretary)
Andy Crockett (Hon. Treasurer)
Daniel Jackson
Martin Locock
Marie-Claire Rackham-Mann
Alistair Barclay
Charlotte Willis
Hannah Wynn

Please contact the Hon. Secretary Nicola Powell at groups [at] if you are interested in joining the committee and want to know more.

Specialist competence matrix

We have developed a specialist competence matrix for project management to assist your application, and to help the Validation committee recognise how you demonstrate the competence and experience for the grade you have applied for.

Previous events

  • The 2018 AGM was held by Telecon on 28 June 2018.

  • 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'.

  • 2016 AGM was held on Thursday 21 April during the CIfA Conference in Leicester

  • AGM 2014 - The 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.

AGM Minutes

Minutes of the 2017 AGM
Minutes of the 2016 AGM
Minutes of the 2015 AGM
11 April 2014

Committee Minutes

19 June 2014
22 January 2014

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