Project Management Special Interest Group

AGM 2020

Thanks to those who came along to this year's AGM! We will be in touch soon.


The Special Interest Group for Project Management's first meeting was held on 22 January 2014, and was followed by their forming AGM. The PMSIG provides 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 group seeks 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. Principles like the importance of focussing on end goals, of planning to achieve goals, of managing risk and change in projects, of ensuring the quality of work produced, defining appropriate roles with relation to specific 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


Gillian King(Chair)
Charlotte Willis (Secretary)
Alistair Barclay (Treasurer)
Marie-Claire Rackham-Mann
Hannah Wynn
Sarah Hannon-Bland

Specialist competence matrix

This is to assist applicants and the Validation committee to see where you demonstrate the grade applied for when working in project management.

Forthcoming Events

For information about upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.

Previous events

  • 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'.

AGM minutes

AGM Minutes 2019
AGM Minutes 2018