11 Nov 2019

AIPM Annual Report 2019

Annual Report
AIPM Annual Report 2019

Investing in AIPM’s future This has been a year of investment in AIPM’s future.

Investing in our organisational partner strategy, creating new products and services and developing better member engagement software. The early results are promising. We have been successful in dramatically reducing the rate of decline in member numbers, forecasting to return to a positive growth trend in 2020.

Despite the year including two state elections, a Federal election and a sluggish economy, our events were well attended by both members and non-members across our eight Chapters. In fact, the National Conference attendance was at its highest level in 5 years! About 30% of our members attended at least 1 event or participated in a webinar over the year.

The growing number of institutions offering courses in project management reflects the ever-increasing standing of project management as a profession. We have now certified 91 vocational, higher education and executive short courses and have developed a tailored Academic Partner package which has already been taken up by five universities.

Our new competence self-assessment, PROMA 3, has been of particular interest to organisational partners. We expect strong demand for this new product and a subsequent increase in uptake of certifications during 2019-20. As at June 30, 42% of members were certified.

We also piloted the new Future Figures Project Leadership Masterclass product for roll out this year, further expanding our offering and sources of income, while lifting the standard of project management throughout Australia. So, while we are yet to realise the financial benefits of our recent investments, we believe our member and organisational partner numbers will grow and that we will be in surplus for the 2019-20 financial year.

Of course, our successful efforts at AIPM would not be possible without our extensive base of member volunteers who are passionate about project management. Thank you to all our members, supporters and organisational partners for your contribution towards AIPM’s important work. Thanks also to our hard-working staff and dedicated Board members who help make our mission a reality. In particular, sincere thanks to Andrew Madry for his time as interim CEO over the year, and Louise Lloyd, who was Deputy CEO, and then Acting CEO. The Board extends its thanks to both for a job well done and wishes them every success in the future.

As our membership continues to expand across a more diverse range of industries, more than ever before, project management is demonstrating its importance to the Australian economy and society, and we look forward to a successful year in 2020! MICHAEL KING FAIPM CPPD, Chair of the Board Australian Institute of Project Management.


FAIPM CPPD, Chair of the Board
Australian Institute of Project Management