Your AMA project

Building your project proposal
Whether you have managed a project before or not, we hope that by focussing your attention on project management processes and paperwork you develop knowledge, skills and experience in this area.

Your AMA project must meet the needs of your CPD Plan and the AMA criteria; and be achievable over three to six months.

You should discuss your AMA Project idea with your mentor, and then submit your proposal to the MA.

A Project Proposal Form has been developed to help you think about your project. You should talk through each of the sections with your mentor. The headings include:

  • Project Title – what is your project called?
  • Background/ Purpose – a brief description about the need and context for the project.
  • Objective (s) – what are you trying to achieve?
  • Deliverable (s) – what will you deliver or produce as part of the project, will there be a tangible result?
  • Out of Scope – what you are not going to look at as part of the project?
  • Governance – in addition to you as project manager, to whom do you report and where are decisions taken?
  • Project Reporting – how frequently, to whom and by what method will you report project progress?
  • Resources – what resources do you need – budgetary, people?
  • Stakeholders – who are the stakeholders in this project, this may include project team members.
  • Training Needs – do you or other people have any training needs that need to be met for successful project completion?
  • Customers – who are the recipients of this project – direct or indirect?
  • Stakeholder and Customer Communication – how are you going to keep these individuals connected and up to date with the project?
  • Project Duration – how long do you anticipate the project to last from the beginning to the end?
  • Project Stages – are there obvious project stages you will progress through?
  • Success Measures – how will you know when you are successful and how will you measure this?
  • Assumptions – what assumptions are in place that guide your approach to your project?
  • Constraints – are there already issues or things that will constraint the delivery of this project?
  • Risks – is there anything that may have a negative impact on the delivery of the project?
  • Project Closure, Lessons Learned, Learning Dissemination and Legacy – what do you need to take into consideration to ensure the above?

If you need any help then please email cpd@museumsassociation.org

When you have completed the Project Proposal Form and it has been reviewed and approved by your mentor you send it to cpd@museumsassociation.org for external verification.

Links and downloads

AMA Project Proposal Form (word)

Developing your AMA Project Proposal (pdf)