Chartered Project Professional success for PA Consulting

08 December 2022 3 min. read
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As the consulting industry looks to standardise its diverse offerings, providing chartered status to its professionals has become increasingly important. Experts from PA Consulting explain how they are helping set new benchmarks for professionals in the project management space in particular.

PA Consulting has embedded a successful chartership programme, which has seen 50 professionals achieve the internationally recognised Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) status through the Association for Project Management (APM), the only chartered membership organisation for the project profession in the world – since gaining the Royal Charter in 2017.  

PA invests in its delivery leaders, helping them to achieve ChPP chartership through a supported and structured training programme. Obtaining chartership is a major contributor to PA’s strategy to build a positive human future for clients, people, and the planet – and demonstrate PA’s capability to deliver ingenious end to end solutions to clients and makes PA a great place to work.

Chartered Project Professional success for PA Consulting

Through building its ChPP community of project management experts and delivering internal training through a cohort style, 58 employees are now chartered and PA is expecting to see 20 colleagues gain chartered success in 2022 alone.

Commenting on achieving recent ChPP success, Ben Dodds, Principal Delivery Consultant, PA said, “I have over 16 years’ experience working on project and programme management across central government and the private sector, mostly in defence, security and Smart Cities. Achieving chartership has been a significant step in formalising my experience with a suitable and respected qualification. It also gives my current and future clients the ability to quickly recognise that I’m qualified to work on and lead their programmes. I feel delighted and privileged to have been able to work towards Chartership and obtain ChPP status, which I’ve been proud to share this with colleagues and friends.

Clients of PA frequently rely upon the firm’s technical Project Management Experience. Having an internationally recognised qualification allows PA to deploy P3M (Portfolio, Programme and Project) professionals across the globe, with clients recognising the ability of those individuals that have obtained their ChPP, filling them with confidence and assurance of a delivery professional’s capability   

Commenting on achieving recent ChPP success, Eduardo Gouveia, Senior Delivery Consultant, PA said, “Chartered sets a new benchmark for P3M professionals and obtaining it was a huge honour. The rigorous approach that APM undertakes with its applicants provides a solid additional level of assurance to the market. It ties project experience together with the drive for continuous improvement and sets standards that clients are now able to progressively expect as a default. Personally, it has helped me gain credibility, grow as a P3M consultant and face the future with extra confidence.”

Speaking on the importance of being chartered, James Carey and Richard Tasker, Principal Delivery Consultants and ChPP Community Leads, PA said, “Chartered status gives our staff a professional development pathway to strive for in the field of project management.  And for our clients it provides them with assurance that those responsible for delivering projects have demonstrated the level of technical knowledge, professional practice and ethical behaviour required in projects.   We would like to congratulate our consultants who have been successful in becoming chartered so far, and we look forward to the next cohort achieving success in the future.”

PA Consulting is now also offering ChPP training to its clients through a cohort style – to find out more, individuals should contact James Carey or Richard Tasker. Further information about the ChPP standard is also available on the APM’s website.