Purpose, Vision & Mission

The Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP) has a very clear purpose, an inspiring vision for its future and a solid understanding of its mission.


The vision for the Institution of Analysts and Programmers is to improve software for society by being the leading professional body for those aspiring to and engaged in creating, developing and maintaining software, with an international reputation for education, high standards and the calibre of its members.


The mission of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers is to be the leading specialist professional body advancing software development,  recognising the competence of those engaged in all aspects of it, and promoting the importance of trustworthy software to the public.

We need to ensure that our members adhere to the highest professional standards, are committed to their own development and abide by their duty to serve the public interest in their work.