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IPMA chooses Projectplace for global collaboration and project management

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17 September 2013 – Nijerk, The Netherlands – IPMA, the International Project Management Association, has announced the selection of Projectplace as global collaboration and web-based project management tool for the next two years. The main reasons behind the decision were Projectplace’s usability and communication attributes and its ability to allow IPMA to communicate effectively across all 55 member associations.

130917-pmwj15-projectplace-IMAGE 1Projectplace, a European leader in online collaboration tools, was chosen by IPMA to enable better collaboration and communication within IPMA’s Boards, project teams, and virtual activities. Given that Projectplace received ISO 27001 certification for information security last year, the tool is not only easy to learn and use, it also meets IPMA’s security requirements.

IPMA is recognised as a leading authority on competent project, programme and portfolio management (PPPM). IPMA ensures that project and programme management best practice are widely known and appropriately applied at all levels of both public and private sector organisations.

Areas covered in IPMA’s evaluation of the tool included features and capabilities, general user satisfaction, convenience and responsiveness, professionalism of the support hotline, comparison with other tools, and the possibility to provide recommendations regarding Projectplace’s further tool development.

130917-pmwj15-projectplace-IMAGE 2From Projectplace’s perspective, “We are proud to have IPMA as our customer and look forward to strengthening our relationship with them globally. Given that IPMA users have different languages and varying levels of computer skills, working with the organisation is a testament to the usability and communication support provided by our platform,” said Johan Zetterström, CEO for Projectplace (pictured at left).

The agreement results from positive feedback regarding the new and improved features Projectplace has launched over the past year to strengthen the company’s commitment to Social Project Management. The completely re-designed planning tool and several new social features improve collaboration, efficiency, engagement and project success in both enterprise-wide implementations and cross-organisational project teams.

130917-pmwj15-projectplace-IMAGE 3Amin Saidoun, Executive Director of IPMA (pictured at right), said: “IPMA has looked at the various tools in place among the best performing national member associations of IPMA. We found the best solution to enable easier and more efficient ways of collaborating across all members associations. After evaluating Projectplace it was obvious that this tool could best fulfill our needs in document and project management.”

Projectplace will participate and present in keynote sessions during the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia 30 Sept. – 2 Oct., 2013. For information, visit http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

Projectplace International is Europe’s leading provider of project collaboration tools in the cloud. Since 1998, Projectplace has been at the forefront of online collaboration development, driven by a people-centric approach as key to successful project management. The company’s collaboration tools have helped over 850,000 users on some 130,000 projects to motivate and engage their teams. A staff of 170 is based at Stockholm headquarters and in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, and Oslo. The service is available in seven languages. Learn more about Projectplace at: www.projectplace.com. To Contact Projectplace: Johan Zetterström, CEO;
E-mail: johan.zetterstrom(at)projectplace.com

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s first project management professional organization. IPMA’s prior name was INTERNET, for over 20 year, before we gave up that name for the benefit of the WorldWideWeb. IPMA is an international federation of 55 national PM societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA offers an International Competence Baseline standard, a four-level project manager certification, a unique Project Excellence Awards programme, expert seminars and global knowledge. IPMA’s annual world congress is one of the most important meetings of the world’s project management experts and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2013 is Professor Dr. Mladen Radujkovic, of Croatia. Additional information about IPMA is available at www.ipma.ch  To Contact IPMA: Amin Saidoun, Executive Director; E-mail: amin.saidoun(at)ipma.ch

Source: IPMA