Review our Project Controls Exposure Draft document

You are invited to review our exposure draft of our Framework for Performance Based Competency Standards for Project Controls.

The document is available at this link



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TLF42 was a success in Bali

Our final Thought Leadership Forum (#42) for 2018 was recently held in Seminyak, Bali.

We had a productive session looking at the Sustainable Development Goals (UNESCO) and how the project management industry can work with these to become more inclusive and sustainable.

During our TLF sessions, we updated the Standards mapping for this year available on our Tools page for download.

Please enjoy some photos from the forum below. A report on the outcomes of the event will be uploaded shortly.

Notice of 2018 AGM

GAPPS members are notified of our upcoming AGM and are encouraged to join us in Bali on 22 – 24 November 2018.

Thought Leadership Forum 41 to be held in The Netherlands in June

We are excited to announce our next TLF will be held in The Netherlands on 29-30 June 2018. Watch this space for more information as it is announced.

It will be preceded by a session with International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM)  “Focusing on Leadership” on 28 June.

For more information on the TLF go to our page here.

For more information on the ICCPM event, please go to the ICCPM page here.

LOTF winner presents at TLF40

Dr Yacoub Petro, inaugural winner of our 2016 Capstone students project ‘Leaders of the Future’ competition, presented and lead discussion on his doctoral thesis and associated White Paper funded and published by Project Management Institute titled “Ambidexterity through Project Portfolio Management:  Resolving Paradoxes in Organizations” (2017).

Dr Petro explained that organizational ambidexterity is defined as the ability of an organization to simultaneously explore the market and the surrounding environment, exploiting their corporate knowledge and resources in order to improve performance and ensure sustainability.  The aim is to build on current strengths while responding to business challenges of a changing environment.   This can be done in an increasingly ‘projectified’ world by utilizing an ambidextrous approach to project portfolio management.

The White Paper is available at

Dr Petro’s presentation is available to view here Vienna TLF 40 Feb 2018 – The Four Dimensions of Success.