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Dr. Alexey Tsekhovoy named Global Advisor for PM World Journal in Kazakhstan

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President of Union of Project Managers of the Republic of Kazakhstan joins international advisory team for PM World Journal and Library

24 March 2014 – Dallas, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro – PM World has announced that Prof Alexey Tsekhovoy, PhD has agreed to serve as a global advisor for organization in Kazakhstan.  Dr. Tsekhovoy is president of the Union of Project Managers of the Republic of Kazakhstan (UPM RK), and Director of the International project management science Center at the Kazakh National University after K.I. Satpaev (KazNTU).  He holds a D.Sc. in engineering and is professor of KazNTU after K.I. Satpaev. 

pmwj20-mar2014-tsekhovoy-AUTHOR1 TSEKHOVOYDr. Tsekhovoy graduated from Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute, defended his doctoral thesis at the Moscow State Mining University, and has worked as a teacher, head of department, dean of the faculty, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Attestation Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  At this time he is coordinator and supervisor of fundamental research papers on information and communication technologies in subsurface and management.

He has performed expert work on assessing realization government programs “E-government” and “Reduction of information inequality”. He managed several projects for the United Nations Development Program in the field of information and communication technologies.

Since 2003 he has been actively engaged in the promotion of prospective area for Kazakhstan – project management. With his direct participation, the Kazakhstan state classifier introduced a new direction – project management – that has started training of masters and doctors in “Project Management” in the education system.  He was initiator and organizer of First and Second Forums “Project Management in Central Asia” (2009, 2012). He is one of the founders of Consulting and Research Organizations Consortium in Kazakhstan (2012).

Kazakh National Technical University after K.I. Satpayev 

In the formation and development of one of the oldest educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan can distinguish five basic steps: 1934-1960 – Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (KazMMI); 1960-1994 – Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (KazPTI); from 1994 – Kazakh National Technical University (KazNTU).

140324-pmwj21-Tsekhovoy-IMAGE2In the 30 of XX century to solve the problems of elimination of technical and economic backwardness of the national economy there emerged an urgent necessity for the development of higher technical education in the country.  On October 20, 1933 by Resolution of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR “On personnel training for Kazakhstan” was established the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute (KazMMI) with two faculties: Mining and non-ferrous metals in the capital of Kazakhstan, Alma- Ata. On September 19, 1934 rang out the first bell of the first academic year at Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute.

In 1999, for meritorious service in the preparation of engineering and technical personnel of the country by the Government of the Republic Kazakhstan KazNTU was given the name of the eminent scientist, academician Kanysh Imantaevich Satpayev. On July 5, 2001 to University has been conferred the special status by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. History of the Kazakh National Technical University after K.I. Satpayev – the leader of the engineering education of the Republic is inextricably linked with the history of country, its culture and higher education system.

Vision:  The Kazakh National Technical University after K.I.Satpaev (KazNTU) intends to be the international research university linking academics and students of the world. At the period of industrialization and development of infrastructure for sustainable development of the economy, raise of competiveness of human capital, modernization and training of new engineers and transfer of the country into the knowledge which based on economy; KNTU’s mission is to provide its contribution to intellectual and professional development of the society in engineering education and training new generation of engineers.

KazNTU’s primary purpose is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge to:

  • Advance the community of learning by engaging in scientific research, critical thinking, professionally oriented skills and habits;
  • Provide a high quality of educational experience to students in a diverse learning environment;
  • Prepare the next generations of skilled and ethical professionals in Engineering by providing excellent graduate and professional engineering education that prepares graduates to compete in a diverse world market;
  • Promote an environment that welcomes and honors people of different cultures and an atmosphere that values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity;
  • Conduct research, teaching using the best practices of the world experience and developing of our own educational brand;
  • To develop the University -Industry relationships, so that contribute to improving the quality of technical education professionals for the sector of economy and business;
  • Offer a wide variety of extracurricular educational and training programs, including of using the information technologies, individually and in groups;
  • Partner with other universities, organizations to provide educational, technical and cultural support to improve the quality of university activity;
  • Partner with industry and government to improve the quality of the workplace and to serve as an engine for economic and business development.

In 2008 were opened Master and PhD Programs in Project Management at KazNTU after K.I. Satpayev.  In July 2012 the International Center of Project Management was founded at KazNTU after K.I. Satpayev. Its activities include international professional certification in project management, business services (development of corporate management systems, project consulting), organizing independent international expertise of scientific articles about project management, expertise of projects, training programs on project management, etc.  For more information, visit http://www.kazntu.kz/en.

Union of Project Managers of the Republic of Kazakhstan
140324-pmwj21-Tsekhovoy-IMAGE3The association «Union of Project Managers of the Republic of Kazakhstan» (UPM RK) was founded in 2003 for promoting Project Management practices and tools in Kazakhstan. Its mission is to be the initiator and a proactive participant in the project-oriented development of Kazakhstan.

UPM RK takes the leading position among the Kazakhstan’s organizations creating Project Management culture based on International Standards of Project Management PMI®. Among them are Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Time Management, Change Management, Communications Management and etc. It should be noted that the international standard ISO 21500 – «Project Management» published in September 2012 is based on ANSI PMI® PMBOK® Guide.

UPM RK – is a company providing full cycle of learning and consulting services. This means that UPM RK assures gradual acquiring and deepening knowledge in the field of Project Management for companies’ staff members; and deals with the organizations willing to implement Project Management methodology in their business activities.

UPM RK services are also aimed at developing business-models for client companies based on business engineering approach including effective project and operational process management. UPM RK services are practically oriented and could be applied at corporate, strategic, organizational, resource and operational management levels.

UPM RK services help its clients to increase their individual and organization performance significantly.

UPM RK team – is a community of positive, emotionally intelligent, creative professionals, who are always ready to experimenting and achieving results.

Success and high reputation of UPM RK are based on providing business management knowledge, approaches and practices for the client companies, which allow triggering necessary changes for creating strategic advantage at a market.

UPM RK is a Project Management Institute Global Registered Education Provider (PMI® Global REP) and a Member of Registered Consultant Program (PMI® RCP). UPM RK range of Project Management educating service includes various training programs based on PMI standards, which are:

  • Introduction and basic courses on the key Project Management standards;
  • Specialized courses – Risk Management, Cost Management, “Microsoft Project” Software, Program Management, Portfolio Management, and etc.;
  • Exclusive courses from the internationally recognized Project Management Professionals;
  • Design and implementation of the Corporate Project Management System (CPMS) and the Project Management Office (PMO) design and development courses;
  • Project Management Professional (PMI® РМР) certification preparation courses.

All educating programs are registered in PMI® and meet all requirements. PMI® Global REP status allows UPM RK to issue globally recognized certificates for the courses’ listeners, thus increasing listeners’ Professional Development Units (PDUs). It is a valuable benefit for applicants willing to take a Project Management Professional (PMI® PMP) certification exam as availability of 35 PDUs is the part of eligibility criteria.

UPM RK provides open and closed training sessions as well. Corporate learning allows client companies to create “Common Project Language” for better communication and information sharing, to assure shared understanding of Project Management approach, to establish a basis for corporate culture and to predetermine the development of the Corporate Project Management System.

Corporate training is developed for each client company individually. Each training session is a product of creative approach of UPM RK team, which takes into consideration client company’s requirements, wishes and a feedback. Thus, each training session is preceded by preliminary analysis of the case, and followed by post implementation reviews.

UPM RK consulting services allow:

  • assessment of organizational Project Management maturity;
  • audit of currently used Project, Program and Portfolio Management systems;
  • creation of Project Management methodology;
  • development and modernization of the CPMS;
  • creation and implementation of the PMO;
  • assessment and support for projects, programs and portfolios;
  • persuasion of key company staff of the need for introducing project management technology and for a corporate culture of project management thinking (training consulting and staff coaching);
  • defining individual tracks for staff professional development.

Consulting services are closely related to customers’ needs as a result of rigorous analysis of set tasks and its revision. Every single project is implemented independently according to PMI® standards. Companies using UPM RK consulting services always note with approval our training consultants for their high level professionalism and sound knowledge on the subject – Project Management.

UPM RK possesses a pool of highly-qualified business coaches and consultants, who have gained great experience providing their services for local and foreign projects. The coaches and consultants hold the following credentials: PMI® РМР, CPM IPMA, MSP; QMS Auditor (ISO 9001:2000 PR CERT); Project Excellence Award IPMA Certified Scrum Master; PMI and IPMA Member; Member of Russian Division of AACE; Member of the Ukraine Project Management Association (UPMA); Member of Interregional Association of coaches and consultants (Inter Training); International Program Evaluation Network (IPEN); Member of Scrum Alliance association.

UPM RK has been encouraging application of Project Management techniques for more than one hundred companies and organizations. Currently these companies use acquired knowledge in Project Management in practice. Among them are the Ministry of Finance RK, Ministry of Home Affairs RK, Ministry of Agriculture RK, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies RK, JSC «National Agency for Technological Development», JSC “Zerde” National ICT Holding”, JSC “KazAgro” National management holding”, JSC “KazMunayGaz” NC”, “Kazkosmos” Agency, JSC “Kazakhmys Corporation”, JSC “Damu” EDF”, JSK “IFK”, JSC “Air Astana”, JSC «Kazakhtelecom», JSC “Kazkommerts Bank”, SB JSC “Sberbank”, “KaR-Tel” LLP, “ENRC Kazakhstan” LLP and many others.

Combination of gained experience and human resources availability proves a capability of UPM RK to perform activities on development, implementation and support of the Project Management System.  UPM RK is ready to put the most efforts to implement this project for the client companies.

Following its mission UPM RK in every possible way promotes Project Management technology in Kazakhstan. In this regard, UPM RK collaborates with “Kazakh Industry Development Institute” JSC, “National Agency for Technological Development” JSC, “Association of mining and metallurgical enterprises” ALE, “International Business Academy” SEU, Kazakh National Technical University after K.I. Satpaev, Kazakh National University after Al-Farabi, “Miras” University, International Information Technology University, “The Kazakh Nuclear University” LLP. A strategic partner of UPM RK is “Nur-Otan” Party.

In 2008 UPM RK initiated, developed and implemented Master and PhD Programs in Project Management at KazNTU after K.I. Satpaev. Currently Master Programs are launched at KazNU after Al-Faraby, IITU, IAB, and a PhD Program – in в Kazakh-British Technical University. UPM RC closely collaborates with these Universities’ Departments and Schools.  Alumni with Masters and PhD degrees in Project Management UPM RK recommends for taking positions in Government organizations and Industry.

UPM RK has created a communication platform for sharing knowledge and experience on applying Project Management practices in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, which is an International Forum “Project Management in Central Asia”. The First forum was held in March 2009, the Second – in May 2012. The Third one is planned to be held in 2015.

In July 2012 the International Center of Project Management was founded at KazNTU after K.I. Satpaev due to initiation and support of UPM RK.

In April 2013, UPM RK organized Days of project management of Kazakhstan in Almaty and Astana. Were organized unique business seminar “Rush to risk” of world expert in project management sphere Edward Fern, master classes of foreign and domestic experts, round table on the topic “Project Management in Kazakhstan 2013”.

In December 2013, the Committee for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan has decided to include the Union of Project Managers in the Technical Committee of Standardization 54 (TC 54) “Quality Management Systems “. The main purpose of joining UMP RK to TC 54 is the development of national project management standards.

UPM RK is ready to collaborate openly with any company or organization willing to learn the innovative technology of the future – Project Management. For more details visit our website – www.spmrk.kz
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According to PM World President and Managing Editor David Pells, “I am excited to announce Dr. Tsekhovoy’s addition to our global project management profession advisory team. As Director of the International Project Management Center at the Kazakh National University after K.I. Satpaev, and the President of UPM RK, he is the leading figure in the Kazak project management community. We are honored to have his participation.”

Dr. Tsekhovoy stated, “I was very happy to learn about PM World through our mutual friend Ed Fern, and now to join such a globally respected group of experts.  We have made great progress with introducing modern project management to Kazakhstan in recent years.  I look forward to sharing information about project management in our country, and to making some contributions to the wider world of PM.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is published by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many countries and industries.  PM World also produces the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.