Sellafield - Registered Project Professional support for 100 senior project managers

Support provided for over 100 senior project management professionals in their goal to achieve the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) designation.

The Challenge

Sellafield Ltd values highly its professional project management community and believes strongly in continuing professional development to support this. The requirement was to provide support for over 100 senior project management professionals in their goal to achieve the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) designation.

 

The Solution

Provek provided a comprehensive expert support solution, led by Neil Mooney (RPP MAPM and RPP assessor).Our solution comprised:

1.     RPP briefing session to all prospective candidates to ensure all those who stepped forward for RPP understood what is required to meet the RPP standard, their own personal commitment level essential for success and the end to end support provided by Provek to help each candidate to prepare suitably for their RPP submission

2.     Candidates then completed a Provek RPP Readiness Checker tool to confirm their suitability for RPP. This helps to filter out candidates not at the RPP standard early and gives confidence to those who are at the right level

3.     Workshop/training sessions led by an RPP assessor to help candidates understand the step by step detailed requirements of the RPP application

4.     Provek remote expert support via email and telephone to review draft applications at various stages and provide constructive feedback to the candidates, as well as respond to any general RPP queries at any time

5.     Professional Review (peer interview) coaching led by an RPP assessor to enable candidates to be ready for their Professional review

6.     Candidates were also given access to RPP video tips and training available on The PM Channel

 

The Benefits

Since 2013, about 50 Sellafield Ltd Senior Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers have successfully achieved RPP through Provek’s support programme. The support has resulted in an extremely high success rate achieving RPP first time. The support programme also helped to filter out in the early stages a small number of candidates not suitable and ready for RPP, saving considerable time and disappointment for those candidates. Candidate feedback from such senior professionals completing the RPP process has confirmed the value of the Provek RPP support programme. An example of candidate feedback: “Your training and subsequent support has been really beneficial and I feel as confident as I can be with the application. Many thanks again.” Provek continues to provide support to further staggered cohorts of over 50 candidates through 2015-16.

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