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Organizational Agility Increases Project Success Rates

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Two new PMI 2017 Pulse of the Profession in-Depth Reports released

18 September 2017 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) today unveiled its Pulse of the Profession in-depth reports: Achieving Greater Agility and The Drivers of Agility. The latest research demonstrates that an organization’s agility level helps determine the success rate of its projects in today’s complex and disruptive global marketplace. While all project management approaches help support successful outcomes, the study found that organizations with higher agility reported more projects successfully meeting original goals and business intent – whether they use hybrid (72 percent), predictive (71 percent) and agile (68 percent) approaches – than those with low agility using the same methods.

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession in-depth reports also revealed that:

  • People and Processes are Key: Organizations with higher levels of agility place a significant focus on building diverse skill sets and process capabilities.
  • Revenue Growth is Greater: 75 percent of organizations with high agility report a minimum of 5 percent year-over-year revenue growth last year, compared to only 29 percent of organizations with low agility.
  • The Project Management Office (PMO) could be a Beacon: Organizations with high agility recognize the value of having some form of project governing body, as 94 percent report having a PMO, an agile work group, or another type of formal governance board – versus 81 percent of organizations with low agility.

“Each day, organizations face heightened competition and ongoing disruptions from new technology, market shifts and social change,” said PMI President and CEO Mark A. Langley. “Given these challenges, it did not surprise us to find that a large majority of organizations indicated greater agility over the last five years. In today’s market, successful organizations must be able to react and adapt to unexpected roadblocks and market changes. Organizations with high agility can switch priorities quickly without losing momentum.”

Based on its two most recent in-depth reports, PMI recommends organizations recognize:

  • Agility is a Balance – Not a Battle of Choices: Seek a balance of speed and flexibility, stability and scale.
  • Adaptability is Key: Include all approaches to project delivery in your organization’s project management toolkit.
  • Drivers of Agility include People and Processes: Encourage open thinking and commit to talent development to accelerate results. Build effective processes to achieve high performance.
  • Agility Levels can determine the Success of an Organization: To achieve maximum business value, react with flexibility, respond to change, and engage employees and customers.

Earlier this month, PMI launched the first-ever bundle of its Agile Practice Guide and PMBOK® Guide â€“ Sixth Edition to reinforce its position that industry professionals should consider the full range of project management approaches in determining which method will deliver the best project outcomes. PMI has provided practitioners with critical information spanning many approaches to ensure industry professionals can select the method that is best suited to an individual project.

“As organizations strive to be more nimble and respond faster, they recognize there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to delivering successful projects,” Langley said. “Having a diverse toolkit for project managers enables them to contribute to the overall agility of an organization.”

The 2017 Pulse of the Profession in-depth reports features feedback and insights from 1,469 project management practitioners and leaders that use predictive and agile project management approaches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than three million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, ProjectManagement.com creates online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit PMI at www.PMI.orgwww.projectmanagement.com, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

Project Management Journal (PMJ) Updates Announced

 

PM PROFESSION & PUBLISHING NEWS

15 August 2017 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced that during the past year PMI has implemented two significant changes that directly affected the Project Management Journalâ (PMJ). In April 2016, the Institute began to self-publish PMJ. Then in July, PMI moved its website, http://www.pmi.org/; to a new platform. These changes temporarily hampered the effectiveness of the academic search functionality and access to PMJ content. Everyone’s patience as they addressed the situation—and as they continued to make improvements — was greatly appreciated.

Individual contributions to advance the project management profession are invaluable and PMJ continues to have a strong following. Thomson Reuters’ recently published 2016 Journal Citation Report showed an increase in PMJ’s Impact Factors from 1.765 to 2.714. This notable improvement reflects the collective efforts of our authors and editors with whom PMI Academic Resources and PMI Publications are honored to collaborate.

PMI has also announced that all visitors to http://www.pmi.org/ now have access to both current and archive editions of the Journal, whether or not they have an account. On the PMJ homepage, visitors may access current articles in HTML format or download each issue as a single PDF. They will also find an “Access back issues” link at the bottom of the page. In addition, “Early View” articles are now being posted as downloadable PDFs on the PMJ Early View page.

PMI is also announcing an important content change in the Journal. The PMJ is now accepting teaching cases for publication consideration. With the rise of experiential learning, case studies have gained traction as a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area, and they have proven to be the most requested instructional resource by project management faculty internationally. PMJ is responding to the needs of instructors by launching a new section that provides full-length cases and instructor’s manuals for classroom or consulting use. See the Call for Submissions for more details.

Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. For more, visit http://www.pmi.org/.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

APM Announces Charter Consultation

 

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Reported by Miles Shepherd in UK

3 August 2017 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced the launch of charter consultation to develop the “standard” required of all chartered bodies in the United Kingdom.

In October 2016, the Privy Council, the body that advises HM The Queen on variety of constitutional matters, announced that the Association for Project Management (APM) would receive a Royal Charter. The Charter became effective in April 2017 when APM joined the unique group of professional bodies, learned societies and world-class institutions that represent the values of trust, respect and reliability by becoming the Chartered body for the project profession.

Becoming a Chartered body is not simply a matter of receiving a formal Charter (see picture). APM is required to develop a Standard that governs conditions of entry. It is not sufficient to use existing entry requirements as Chartered bodies are required to comply with a number of conditions set by the Privy Council.

Work on the Standard could only begin once the formal award had been made so APM have been hard at work since April developing the standards and values that will become the benchmark for professional project management through a Register of Chartered Project Professionals.

The proposed Chartered standard presents what APM considers the public and industry will need and expect in the future from project professionals.

This reflects the technical knowledge and professional experience that project professionals must demonstrate along with a commitment to continued professional development and ethical behaviour to achieve the internationally recognised standard of a chartered professional.

APM is now consulting on its proposed Chartered standard and is seeking informed feedback from interested parties, employers and stakeholders. Note that you do not need to be a member of APM to comment.

The consultation document is available from APM at:

https://www.apm.org.uk/media/6340/chartered_consultation_2017_final.pdf

You can access the consultation from the website or use the YouGov link:.

https://start.yougov.com/refer/vSG8D8hgWgpBQY

For any technical queries, or if you have a need to respond by email or letter, please contact: darren.yaxley@yougov.com.

Consultation deadline

Responses must be received by 22 September 2017.

Response to the consultation 

Please note APM does not intend to respond individually to responses received. We will publish a summary of consultation responses. Unattributed excerpts from some responses may be used as examples.

APM’s overall timeline for the Charter process is illustrated below.

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

 

 

The Growing Significance of Continuing Professional Development

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Road to Chartered: APM announces 4th Thought Leadership paper

13 July 2017 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has launched its fourth thought leadership paper as part of its Road to Chartered series.

Focusing on continuing professional development (CPD), the paper provides insight into how your professional body will develop, what this means for you and how you can be involved in this evolution.

Written by Professor Andrew Friedman of the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN), this paper sets the context for APM and the profession’s future journey, concluding with initial thoughts of how APM as a Chartered body needs to adapt and support members – both corporate and individual – in their journey to professionalism using CPD. As the foreword by Dr Paul Chapman states:

Professional bodies have a crucial role to play in enabling and supporting CPD. This relates to the vital role that professional bodies play in underpinning and justifying public confidence and ensuring when the public deals with a professional that they can trust and have confidence in the skills of the professional, and that their organisation/firm is at the cutting edge of their profession in terms of the latest knowledge. Commitment to CPD is not only the best way to maintain professional standards but also to signal a commitment to them too. 

“In ensuring professional standards, the role of a professional body is vital for a number of different reasons, and first and foremost is in supporting the individual professional’s own self–development. It is also important as a component for organisations and firms ensuring their people are aware of developments both relevant to their specific work but also wider training needs and ensuring their organisation or firm is investing in the skills of its people.

“APM, like other professional bodies, is keen to benchmark the journey we need to take to ensure our CPD content and systems are fit for purpose for our future plans as the Chartered body for the project profession. This paper on best practice and developments in other professional bodies is therefore of great help to us, as I am sure it is for others”.

In April 2017 APM became a Chartered body. As part of becoming the Chartered body for the project profession, APM is publishing a series of thought-leadership papers over the next 12 months until April 2018. To access this and previous papers in this series, visit the Road to Chartered resource page

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

Team Serbia wins IPMA Young Crew 2017 PM Championship

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Young Crew teams from Spain and Italy also recognized

Reported by Gundars Strazdins, Marketing & PR Manager for IPMA Young Crew Project Management Championships 2017

16 June 2017 – Brijuni, Croatia – In the 2016/2017 academic year 209 teams, 750 students from 7 countries – Spain, Finland, Serbia, Lithuania, Germany, Croatia, and Italy – competed in the Project Management Championship. The International Final of Project Management Championship final took place in Brijuni, Croatia on June 10, 2017, and gathered the best student teams from all participating countries. The assessment tool was a project simulation KINSHASA provided by OMEC, and teams needed to plan and execute a project in Africa in challenging and changing conditions.

The winners – Team Serbia (Anja Spasojević, Miloš Milosavljević, Velizar Stefanović and Nemanja Jevtić)

Piotr Bogobowicz, Member of the Board, OMEC, shares his insights: “The simulation game KINSHASA, performed during the International Final of the PMC, is usually organized to be executed within two days. Yet, the requirements of the Final made it even challenging as the full game should have been done in just six hours. Needless to say – this is a huge task for young project managers to do it. I noticed that the main issues for the young project managers this year are the level of detail in communication with the sponsor, difficulties to have a general overall view of the project and transfer of project priorities to teamwork priorities. However, the team spirit and the attention and the quality of the reporting were a huge advantage to all of the teams. The simulation providers and assessors were astonished to see the results teams delivered.”

For the first time since the International Finals have been organized, it was decided to award the 2nd and the 3rd place as well.

The 2nd Place was awarded to the Team Spain (Raico Álvarez Feijoo, Ivan Adrio Muñiz, Patricia Fernández Fernández, Joaquín Abadín Mayo).

The 3rd Place was awarded to the Team Italy (Veronica Bertolotti, Barbara Bianchi, Marta Bindi).

The Project Management Championship is organized by International Project Management Association (IPMA) Young Crew. The PMC is kindly supported by STS – the project management training company. Main sponsor – OMEC. Supporting Sponsor – Opera Opus.

IPMA Young Crew is a key component of IPMA’s growth and development of leaders of tomorrow. Young Crew is an active network of young professional project managers and students aged 25 to 35 who believe in community and the building of a worldwide young professional project management family. With over 20 member countries, IPMA Young Crew provides experiential learning through interaction and information exchange among young project managers. For more information visit http://www.ipma.ch/young-crew/

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of 60+ national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. For further information navigate to http://www.ipma.world/

 

 

AIPM announces changes to RegPM Certification

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

9 June 2017 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced process improvements to their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program intended to streamline the recertification process for RegPMs. As a result of feedback received during their annual Member Satisfaction Survey, they looked for ways to make it easier for certified project professionals to log and maintain their CPD points.

As of 1 July 2017 certified members will be self-managing their own CPDs through a personal CPD log. Random audits will take place to ensure the profession continues to enjoy the reputation from which all Members benefit. RegPMs will still be required to attain 70 CPD points over the course of three years to maintain their certification.

Attendance at any AIPM events (such as Chapter Events, PM Webinars or the National Conference) will still have the allocated CDP points automatically credited to your MyAIPM profile on the AIPM website.

Benefits of AIPM Certification include:

For more information on becoming a certified project manager today, please visit the certification page on the AIPM website, or contact the AIPM Certification team at mailto:regpm@aipm.com.auor on (02) 8288 8700.

Since 1976 AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia. AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors. AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism. AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More about AIPM can be found at http://www.aipm.com.au/.

Source: AIPM

 

 

APM’s Project journal wins top prize in UK’s 2017 Association Excellence Awards

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

5 April 2017 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that APM’s Project journal was awarded top prize at this year’s Association Excellence Awards 2017. Project, which relaunched as a quarterly journal in 2015, was named ‘Best Association Magazine or Newsletter – Over 18,500 circulation’ at the ceremony at London’s Hurlingham Club on Friday 1 April.

Reflecting on the success, James Simons, APM publishing manager, (centre left) said: “We’re delighted with the award; it’s a real team effort and everyone involved with Project is rightly proud of the achievement.”

Scott Walkinshaw (centre right), APM head of marketing and communications, added: “We were able to tell a really positive story about how we used customer data and feedback to change Project from being a monthly magazine to an in-depth quarterly journal. We showed how the printed journal still plays an important role in both our membership packages and member communications.”

Project saw off tough competition from some of the UK’s most respected professional bodies to scoop the award. Finalists in the category included the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant’s publication Accounting and Business and The Royal Town Planning Institute’s magazine The Planner. All entries were assessed by a panel of judges made up of chief executives from leading member associations.

Comments from the judges reflected the hard work and commitment to identify the key needs of Project Journal readers:

“The judges felt that Project was an excellent advancement of APM’s aims as an association.  It met a clear business need to regain readers and advertisers and very successfully addressed this – improving member engagement, increasing readership, reducing costs, gaining excellent member feedback and improving the quality of content and information provided.  A fantastic entry!”

Project journal was relaunched in March 2015, following a redesign with Think Publishing, as well as a new editorial approach. Since the relaunch, Project’s annual readership survey has seen the highest rating for editorial since the survey began 10 years ago. Nearly 80 percent of respondents said they read all or most issues – over 30 percent  higher than the result two years earlier. In addition the new design and format has been very well received with 88 per cent of readers rating the overall quality as very good or excellent.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

AIPM launches new PM Webinar series in Australia

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

11 January 2017 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced the launch of on online professional development program “PM Webinars” beginning in February 2017.

According to the AIPM notice, busy project professionals can now learn without leaving their desk, with webinars covering a wide range of topical project management themes accessible from wherever you might be in Australia. So no matter where you are located or what time of day it is, you will have an opportunity to link to others in the project management industry via AIPM’s PM Webinar series.

Series 1 – The Art of Less DOING

In AIPM’s first webinar series you will be taken on a journey to discover how systems thinking and Theory of Constraints in particular, can help all Project Manager’s apply their innate thinking capacity to identify and resolve why projects fail. We will explore the points of leverage that allow PM’s to deliver ‘more with less’ through the application of critical chain project management environments.

170111-pmwj54-aipm-IMAGE1Webinar 1 – Why Many Projects Fail: We all know that there is much greater leverage gained when addressing a problem’s root cause rather than merely, its symptoms.  Consequently Webinar 1 will start with a summary of the more traditional explanations of why projects fail but will delve deeper in order to identify the root cause/s that really matter. 14 February 2017, 12 noon to 1:00 pm AEDT Register Here

Webinar 2 – How CCPM Addresses the Causes of Project Failure: Based on the outcomes of Webinar 1, we will explore how the critical chain project management and buffer management methodologies neutralize these causes in a way which statistically results in a significant improvement in project success rates. 14 March 2017 12 noon to 1:00 pm AEDT Register Here

Webinar 3 – Buffer Management: The use of buffer management to act as a ‘shock absorber’ for variations in task completion durations is only one of its roles in improving the success rates of projects.  In Webinar 3, additional benefits of using buffer management to measure project progress will be explored and compared to the more traditional earned value management approach. 6 April 2017 12 noon to 1:00 pm AEDT Register Here

Webinar 4 – Applying CCPM and BM: The final webinar in this series will explore the implementation, risks and opportunities of CCPM and BM in both single and multi-project environments including what are the prerequisites for success. 11 May 2017 12 noon to 1:00 pm AEDT Register Here

Presenter: Gordon Dunbar, Senior Consultant, Author and Lecturer at ECU

170111-pmwj54-aipm-IMAGE2Gordon Dunbar is a senior consultant, author and lecturer with key experience in the design and implementation of continuous improvement and program/project management practices.  Gordon has extensive knowledge and experience in the inter/national resource sector including coal, copper, nickel, gold and iron ore and including downstream and central projects control in oil and gas.  He is a lecturer in the Masters in Project Management at ECU, Perth.

Gordon is recognised for developing and implementing best practice in process and project management methodologies across both technical and commercial disciplines.  He systematically applies the principles of the Theory of Constraints and sequence of what to change, what to change to and how to effect the change to deliver sustainable and enduring outcomes.

170111-pmwj54-aipm-IMAGE3Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years. AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors. AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism. AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More about AIPM is at www.aipm.com.au.

Source: AIPM

 

 

APM receives Royal Charter in UK

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

7 January 2017 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that it has received its Royal Charter following notification from the Privy Council Office in October that Her Majesty The Queen had approved its application. The Charter represents a significant milestone in the development of the profession and completes the final phase before the association transitions to a full Chartered body in April 2017.

170107-pmwj54-apm-ROYAL CHARTERThe receipt of a Royal Charter marks a significant achievement in the evolution of project management and those who make, and seek to make, a career in this field. The Charter provides recognition for the profession, reward for the association that has championed its cause and opportunity for those who practice its disciplines.

APM President David Waboso, Chairman John McGlynn and CEO Sara Drake were on hand to receive the Sealed Charter in December. The Chartered award is great recognition for a relatively new profession which now makes such a significant contribution to social and economic wellbeing.

APM President, David Waboso congratulated all those who have supported this aspiration for over a decade: “This is a significant moment in the history of the project management profession as a whole and of APM in particular.” said David “We are privileged to share this success with those who laid the foundations for the association and the discipline we now know as project management. To reach this point in a single generation is a remarkable achievement and a testament to the tenacity, resourcefulness and professionalism of all concerned.”

The Charter was printed on vellum following a 700 year-old tradition. On the agreement of the Privy Council, Her Majesty signed a warrant authorising the Crown Office to apply the Great Seal of the Realm. That sealing confirmed the creation of a new Chartered body dedicated to project management. “We know that project management is the most effective means of delivering successful change and we know that change, when delivered well, improves our economy and society.” said APM Chairman John McGlynn “Our skills are needed more than ever and the Royal Charter provides the profession with a platform to raise awareness of our skills, improve standards and develop our practice for the benefit of all.”

Continuing a process which started at the November Annual General Meeting, APM now takes forward the steps to enable the transfer the assets and members from the current charity to the new body. The new APM will remain a charity, keep its current name and become operational on 1st April 2017. APM is also preparing for the next important phase of creating a register of Chartered Project Professionals. The criteria for this will be the subject of consultation during the course of 2017.

“The development of the register of Chartered Project Professionals is a central pillar in our drive to raise standards of project, programme and portfolio delivery,” said APM CEO Sara Drake. “Our intention is to provide a register which offers (to clients, employers and the public) confidence of quality across the rich diversity of skills involved in project management in the quantity needed by the profession and by society across all walks of life.”

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

AACE Launches Certelligence

 

7 December 2016 – Morgantown, WV, USA – AACE International’s Certification Board has announced that the AACE certification module is now open and ready to receive certification and recertification applications.

161207-pmwj53-aace-logoAccording to the AACE news release, for the past 13 months AACE staff has worked with software leader ACGI to configure their cloud-based Credentialing Management System – known as Certelligence – to automate and streamline AACE’s most critical certification business functions. Unlike the old system, Certelligence has specifically configured each application based on minimum eligibility requirements. Everything provided from employment date ranges to letter of recommendations has meaning and will determine if the application can be submitted for review. Although the system is robust and sophisticated, it is easy to use.

The new system also features a centralized profile menu to enhance the user’s experience by:

  • Making an initial application that allows eligibility verification documentation uploads.
  • Providing recertification activity (for three years), that is ultimately used as the application to recertify.
  • Providing a certification overview to keep abreast of when a certification was first given or when it will expire.
  • Accessing the directory of all certificants.

As with all new systems, it will take some time to learn how to do something or where to find something. Therefore, they have created a library of tutorials to show how to make an application and how to respond to requests. They have also created several handbooks as a guide to understand the new system’s terms and phrases, writing a technical paper and recertification program options. Visit the Certelligence website to learn more.

If you have any questions, experience any technical difficulties, or need more information, contact Headquarters Certification Staff at certification@aacei.org or +1-304-296-8444, ext. 1110.

Founded in 1956, AACE International is a professional society for cost estimators, cost engineers, schedulers, project managers, and project control specialists. AACE International is industry independent, and has members in 78 countries and 71 local sections. AACE offers a monthly journal, online bookstore, education, library, certification, annual conference, professional development opportunities, employment information, executive search services, member discounts and other benefits. For more information, visit http://www.aacei.org/.

Source: AACE International

 

 

APM announces 2016 Award Winners

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Results announced at APM awards banquet in London on 7 November

8 November 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced 2016 award winners who were recognized at the 2016 APM Awards Ceremony and banquet at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday, 7 November. The APM Project Management Awards recognise what people can achieve through project management and have been celebrating excellence in the profession for over 20 years.

The Awards dinner is known for being the most glamorous APM event of the year and has become the most prestigious night in the professional calendar. Recognising the very best in the profession, winners of the industry’s highly-coveted trophy have demonstrated the invaluable contribution project management and project professionals make in all sectors of society. The finalists and winners attract national publicity and a deserved career boost as a result, both at business and at individual levels.

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Winners of 2016 APM awards included the following:

Project Management Company of the Year 2016: Royal Mail

IT Project of the Year 2016 sponsored by T-Systems: Lloyds Banking Group – Group Conduct Risk Appetite Metrics (CRAMs)

Project of the Year 2016 sponsored by QinetiQ: Metropolitan Police Service – Digital Interviewing Project

Programme of the Year 2016 sponsored by Program Framework: Heathrow Airport Ltd – Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage

Project Professional of the Year 2016 sponsored by ATOS: Spencer Hobbs – Network Rail

Young Project Professional of the Year 2016: Joshua Macey – MOD, Defence Equipment & Support Organisation

The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration sponsored by The Nichols Group: Good To Great Transformation, Nottingham City Council

Social Project of the Year 2016 sponsored by Project Journal: Specialist Support Project – Nationwide Building Society

Overseas Project of the Year 2016 sponsored by Ramboll: Quest – Shell

Sir Monty Finniston Award: Peder Berg

Geoffrey Trimble Award 2016 sponsored by BAE Systems: James McCaffery

Herbert Walton Award 2016 sponsored by BAE Systems: Amgad Badewi – Kent Business School

Brian Willis Award 2016 sponsored by BAE Systems: Andrew Snook – Foreign & Commonwealth Office

To read the APM announcement, click here.

To see list of winners, go to https://www.apm.org.uk/Winners

To learn more about the APM Awards program, go to https://www.apm.org.uk/Awards.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

AACE International launches new website

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

3 November 2016 – Morgantown, WV, USA – AACE International has announced a newly designed AACE International website. Their new, dynamic, and responsive website will work effectively on a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. They have also made the new website faster, more user-friendly, and easier to navigate.

161103-pmwj52-aace-logoof the most noticeable changes in the new website is the navigation, which is separated into five main categories: Membership, Certification, Professional and Technical Resources, Meetings & Events, and About AACE.

The Membership area includes information for potential members on AACE membership options and member benefits.  Members will find information on awards, Sections, and volunteer opportunities. Certifications will guide you through information on all 8 of AACE’s certifications and how to recertify. Professional and Technical Resources includes all of AACE’s technical and educational resources, including access to the technical products and virtual communities. Meetings and Events provides information on the Annual Meeting, other events and information for sponsors and exhibitors. About AACE is where you will find detailed information about the Association including volunteer leaders and staff, and our governing documents.

If you previously bookmarked AACE’s website, you will need to update your bookmarks as the URL has changed for nearly all of the pages. Logging in for the first time will require you to select “forgot password,” which will prompt the system to email your username and password. Once you receive the login credentials, you will be taken to your profile to ensure we have the most up to date information. If you do not have an AACE profile you will be directed to create one.

If you have previously purchased items, you can easily access those products after you login.  First go to “My Products”, then select “your name” in the top right-hand corner. This is AACE’s brand new platform (PATH) where their products and training modules are now hosted. For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please email AACE Headquarters.

Founded in 1956, AACE International is a professional society for cost estimators, cost engineers, schedulers, project managers, and project control specialists. AACE International is industry independent, and has members in 78 countries and 71 local sections. AACE offers a monthly journal, online bookstore, education, library, certification, annual conference, professional development opportunities, employment information, executive search services, member discounts and other benefits. For more information, visit http://www.aacei.org/.

Source: AACE International

 

APM Royal Charter moves forward in UK

 

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Privy Council decision represents significant step towards charter status

14 October 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced a significant step towards achieving Chartered status. The Privy Council considered the application at its meeting on 12 October 2016 and has now issued an Order of Grant. This has triggered a process which will see the association awarded a Royal Charter, which will be printed on vellum and sealed.

161014-pmwj51-apm-logoOnce the Charter has been sealed APM will implement the procedural, legal and accounting transition to re-constitute itself as a Chartered body during 2017.

At the association’s AGM on 21 November 2016, members will consider a resolution to transfer the assets and liabilities of the existing charity to a new Chartered Body Corporate. Once constituted the new body will conduct a public consultation on the criteria for admission to its planned register of Chartered project professionals.

APM has maintained a commitment to achieving Chartered status to raise standards of project delivery, enhance the status of the profession to improve our economy and society, and facilitate collaboration and research to develop the practice and theory of delivering beneficial change.

Background information on APM’s application for a Royal Charter

Briefing update on APM’s Charter application

Road to Professionalism: the timeline of APM’s application for a Royal Charter

Visit the Privy Council website for more information about Chartered status

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 500 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

PMI announces new Officers and Board of Directors

 

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27 September 2016 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) announced its 2017 Officers and Board of Directors at the PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America this past weekend in San Diego, California. This governing body of PMI is elected by PMI’s membership to serve three-year terms. Four directors are then elected by their colleagues to serve as PMI’s Officers.

160927-pmwj51-pmi-logoThe following individuals have been elected as Officers and Governance Committee for the 2017 PMI Board of Directors:

  • Chair: Mark Dickson, MBA, PMP, FAICD
  • Vice Chair: Caterina La Tona, BCS, PMP, PfMP
  • Secretary/Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Performance Oversight Committee (APOC): Jennifer Tharp, PMP
  • Chair of the Strategy Development Oversight Committee: Cecil White, MBA, EdD, PMP

The following directors have been elected for the 2017-2019 term of service:

  • Margareth Carniero, MBA, MSc, PMP
  • Tony Appleby, MBA, GRCA, PMP
  • Teresa Knudson, MBA, CPA, PMP, PgMP, PfMP
  • Roberto Toledo, MBA, PMP
  • Thomas Walenta, PMP, PMI Fellow

The following directors will continue to serve in 2017:

  • Randy Black, P. Eng., PMP
  • J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow
  • Wagner Maxsen, PMP, PMI-RMP
  • Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, MBA, PMP – Immediate Past Chair
  • Kathleen Romero, MBA, PMP, CSM, and SAFePM/PO
  • W. Stephen Sawle, PE, CMC, PgMP, PMP, PgMP

About PMI

PMI is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. For more, visit www.PMI.org.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

PMI announces 2016 Award Winners

 

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26 September 2016 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced winners of its 2016 professional awards.  The Institute celebrated the recipients of its 2016 Professional Awards this past weekend at its annual gala preceding PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America in San Diego, California.

Since 1974, the PMI Professional Awards Program has honored practitioners who achieve the highest standards of performance in project management and make a lasting impact in their field. “Every year, PMI leads the project management profession in recognizing the industry’s most outstanding accomplishments,” said Mark A. Langley, president and CEO of PMI. “The recipients inspire the profession through their significant contributions and we commend them on their achievements.”

160927-pmwj51-pmi-logoThe 2016 PMI Professional Award recipients are:

PMI Project of the Year Award

  • Winner: National Synchrotron Light Source II Project
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA
  • Finalist: Guaiba 2 Project CPMC Celulose
    Riograndense, Guaiba, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Finalist: Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
    Aurecon, Norman Park, Queensland, Australia

PMI Fellow Award

  • Walter Ginevri, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP, PfMP
  • Ralf Müller, DBA, MBA, PMP
  • Beth A. Partleton, MPM, PMP

PMI Award for Project Excellence

  • Desjardins New Online Banking Services
  • Scripps Health ICD-10 Program

PMI Continuing Professional Education Product of the Year Award

  • Business, Inc. by Octigo

PMI Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award

  • Projectcoach®

PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award

  • Connie Plowman, PMP
  • Dr. Prasad Kodukula, PMP, PgMP

PMI Community Advancement Through Project Management Award

  • Corporate/Government Agency Category
    • Caterpillar, Inc. – Global Project Management Team
    • The Children’s Home Association of Illinois
  • PMI Chapter Category
    • PMI Northern Italy Chapter
  • PMI Chapter Category—Nonprofit Partner
    • Mazao Onlus
  • Individual Project Manager Category
    • Tracy McKinney

Donald S. Barrie Award

  • John Breismeister

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award – EMEA

  • Dr. Saadi Adra

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award – North America

  • Trenese McNealy

PMI Research Achievement Award

  • Stewart Clegg, PhD, University of Technology Sydney

PMI Scholar-Practitioner

  • Erling S. Andersen, Masters Candidate. Oecon BI Norwegian Business School

PMI Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award

  • “Breakthrough R and D Stakeholders: The Challenges of Legitimacy in Highly Uncertain Projects” by Sophie Hooge PhD, and Cédric Dalmasso

PMI Teaching Case Competition

  • First Place: “Odisha’s Disaster Risk Reduction: Coping with the Challenges of Cyclone Phailin” presented by Hadiya Faheem and GV Muralidhara
  • Second Place: Raphael O. Boyd, J.D., MBA; Lila L. Carden, PhD. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP; Jamison V. Kovach, PhD., Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Professional Training Program Director; Calixo Mejia II, Master of Technology Project Management; Alix Valenti, PhD, JD, LLM

PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award

  • “Managing and Working in Project Society: Institutional Challenges of Temporary Organizations”
    Authors: Rolf A. Lundin, Jönköping International Business School; Niklas Arvidsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Tim Brady, University of Brighton Eskil Ekstedt, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden; Christophe Midler, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris; Jörg Sydow, Freie Universitat Berlin

PMI is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. For more, visit www.PMI.org.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

APM launches Careers Hub in UK

 

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23 September 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced their new APM careers hub to provide tools and resources for developing project management careers. The careers hub is now featured on the APM’s website as the focal point for jobs and careers-related information and services.

160923-pmwj51-apm-imageExplore the most up-to-date trends and insights in the project management profession by downloading the APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016. The survey clearly showed that qualifications and professionalism through membership to professional bodies proved worthwhile.  Full members of APM earn £10,000 more annually than the industry average and £14,000 when compared to a non-member. Full members also receive an additional £2,500 in benefits.

You will also find the new APM Role Profiler tool, exclusively available to members of APM. Quick and simple to complete, the tool has been developed to help one compare existing project management skills and knowledge to either your current role or a future role you aspire to. You can then search our qualifications in order to refresh your CV.

Looking for a new challenge? Upload your CV to the new APM Jobs Board and let recruiters match your details to the best available project management jobs. What’s more, let APM do the hard work; sign up for a free personalised alert service and get the latest project positions from top employers sent straight to your inbox.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

AIPM to recognize PM Qualifications from Other Organizations

 

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15 September 2016 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced the launch of automatic recognition for the Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) level of their RegPM certification program.

This means that the AIPM will automatically grant CPPP certification to AIPM Associate or Full members who have previously completed approved project management courses and certifications from organisations including PMI, AXELOS, APMG and IPMA amongst others. For more information on becoming a member of the AIPM, please visit the membership page on the AIPM website.

160915-pmwj51-aipm-logoDeveloping project management capabilities is now firmly on the agenda of key organisations, and this change gives AIPM members the opportunity to get recognised as a project management professional as RegPM certification provides similar recognition within industry afforded to other disciplines such as accounting, engineering and law.

For more information on automatic recognition for CPPP certification and to see a full list of approved courses and certifications, visit the AIPM website.

AIPM offers both the national RegPM certification system and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) certification system. Certification is your official recognition as a project management professional. It provides the same recognition within industry afforded to other disciplines such as accounting, engineering and law. For more information about AIPM’s certifications, visit the certification page on the AIPM website

Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years.  AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors.  AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism.  AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More about AIPM can be found at www.aipm.com.au.

Source: AIPM

 

Project Management Zimbabwe member Isaac Chaza to speak at 2nd PMI Africa Conference in Ghana

 

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Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

25 August 2016 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) has announced that Project Management Zimbabwe member Isaac Chaza, PMP has been selected to speak at the August 2016 2nd PMI Africa Conference in Accra, Ghana.

The 2nd Annual Project Management Institute Africa Conference (PMI Africa Conference) will be held  at the prestigious Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra Ghana from 30 August to 1 September 2016, over 20 speakers are expected to deliver high level papers at the event under the them ‘Africa Working, Think Project Management’. Over 2000 delegates from across Africa and beyond are expected to attend the Ghana event.

160825-pmwj50-pmz-chaza-PHOTOFor the first time, Zimbabwe will be represented by Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) member PMP (Project Management Professional) Engineer Isaac Chaza (pictured right) who will be presenting a paper on how project management can be used to tackle corruption in Africa’s public tendering and macro projects.

According to the event abstract outlined on the conference website, PMI Africa Conference 2016 is expected to propagate issues about Africa’s gateway to economic emancipation and how rapid infrastructural development can be achieved through the discipline of project management practices across all sectors.

The 2nd PMI Project Management Africa Conference looks forward to the assembly of industry leaders, value delivery experts, strategists, innovators, practitioners, government agencies, development partners, civil society, academia, investors, entrepreneurs, and business owners to discuss  how Africa can Achieve  Greater Business Results through Project Management for Africa.

The 2016 Economic Outlook for Businesses and Governments across Africa look brisk and also bleak. Several new and innovative businesses will rise and thrive whilst many other existing ones will suffocate and die in view of the ever rising operational costs, lower oil and commodity prices, unreliable energy supplies, non-value for money project initiatives, rising costs of living, worker agitations, high unemployment rates and political instabilities.

A continent abounding with the richest natural resources yet achieves the least return on its assets. Africa unfortunately lags behind in global competitiveness according to the World Economic Forum, Africa Competitiveness Report 2015.

The African Economic Outlook projects that Africa’s economic growth should strengthen to 4.5% in 2015 and 5% in 2016 close to levels before the 2008/09 global crises.

According to Engineer Chaza, one of the deficiencies of Africa in the planning and implementation of key national infrastructure development projects is high level corruption.  “Various research studies document the negative impact of corruption on the GDP per capita, or put in another way, the strong correlation between Economic performance in terms of GDP/Capita and Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The related retro-causal observation that Economic development reduces corruption is also proffered in the research papers.

A casual observation reveals that the cluster of countries with low corruption perception (recorded as high CPI), high levels of GDP/capita, and high scores in Ease of Doing Business Index (EDBI) is the same cluster reported with high levels of Project Management (PM) certifications and hence high levels of innovation as indicated by the Global Innovation Index (GII). This cluster is mainly in North American and the Western Europe/European Union (WE/EU) blocs. The reverse is observed for every one of the selected metrics/indeces, for the Sub Saharan African (SSA) cluster.

If high levels of Project Management certifications are taken to represent high standards of project governance, can it be concluded that high levels of PM certifications, inter alia, result in high levels of corruption mitigation? If the answer is proven to be significantly ‘yes,’ then it means that PMI Africa needs to advocate for SSA governments to put in place public policy measures which ensure high standards of Project Management governance in their respective countries,” elaborates Engineer Chaza on the abstract of his presentation paper.

With over 20years of managing telecommunications projects, until recently in 2015 when he moved into private project management practice, Engineer Chaza was the General Manager of the Project Management Office (PMO) at listed Zimbabwe’s leading mobile network company, Econet Wirelesss for over 5years.

Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ – Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe) is Zimbabwe’s largest Association of Project Managers, with a membership base of over 1000. The institute has a mandate of policing the elevation of project management standards nationally through mentorship and membership services programmes.  For information, visit www.pmiz.org.zw or email: info@pmiz.org.zw.

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe

 

APM election season begins in UK

 

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Nominations for 2016 APM Board are now open through 21 September

22 July 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK has announced that it is now accepting nominations for their 2016 board election.

160722-pmwj49-apm-LOGOAPM has a democratic process for electing its board. The APM board is comprised of members and elected by members. They are seeking candidates to help lead the association who are committed, high calibre and experienced individuals.  The ability to think and act strategically is considered a prerequisite.  Previous experience of working at senior executive and board level is therefore highly desirable.

Diversity on the board is also desired so nominations are sought from members who can bring a broad range of backgrounds, skills and experiences.  If you are not personally interested, please consider encouraging others to stand.  Any full member or fellow of APM who feels they have what it takes to fulfil this key role is encouraged to submit a nomination form by 21 September.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to read the briefing pack in full.  The nominations form is included within it. For a first-hand account of what the APM is looking for and the benefits of serving on the board, watch Sue Kershaw discuss exactly what it takes to be an APM board member and learn how you could be part of the future of APM. Once all nominations have been received, full members will review and elect their preferred candidates. The timeline for the elections is as follows:

21 September 2016 – Nominations close
10 October 2016 – Elections open
10 November 2016 – Elections close
21 November 2016 – Results announced at the AGM

If you have any queries, please contact the APM secretary; details are in the briefing pack.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

apfpm quarterly newsletter available

 

10 May 2016 – Beijing, China – The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) has published its quarterly newsletter, full of information about project management activities and events in the Asia Pacific Region.  The newsletter has been posted in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/ or click here to read.

apfpm logoHighlights of this newsletter include:

  • apfpm elections
  • Upcoming apfpm meeting in Singapore on 27 May
  • PMAN – Nepal news
  • PMAJ – Japan news
  • apfpm 2016 Awards opportunities
  • Upcoming project management events

The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm) is a regional grouping of independent project management professional societies in countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.  Now with member associations in 20 countries, the organization was formed to harness the synergies of project management related professional associations across the region.

Through international collaborative partnering these associations can more effectively grow and develop their organisations; leveraging the stature, strength, and connectivity of each other.  Membership is open to independent national Project Management associations from countries in the Asia Pacific region. For more information about apfpm or individual member associations, visit http://www.apfpm.org/index.php or contact the association directly at contactus@apfpm.org.