ICCPM partners with APMG


by Jouko Vaskimo
[email protected]

The International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) and APMG – International announced on 2.10.2012 they have entered a partnership agreement in their drive to strengthen the project management profession. According to the partnership agreement, APMG and ICCPM distribute research and knowledge-based assets, encourage the use of standard methodologies in early project manager formation, share management consulting tools and products, and support collaboration on complex project management.

ICCPM recognizes many people working in project management start their careers by taking a qualification like PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP®, P3O®, MoV®, and M_o_R®, or other project management qualifications. ICCPM also recognizes the values of the Cabinet Office Maturity Model P3M3® and the additional value of APMG consultancy products – the APMG Maturity Index and the APMG Change Track tools – in working to improve the management of complex projects.

Mr Stephen Hayes, ICCPM MD & CEO comments “APMG and ICCPM share the ideals of each other’s organisations and will be working together for mutual benefit to improve the delivery of projects and programs and in particular complex projects and programs.” Mr Hayes can be contacted at [email protected] .

Mr Alan Harpham, APMG Chairman comments “APMG recognizes the values ICCPM brings to the field of complex projects through its global collaborations, Associate Partner Network capabilities and CPM Research Center, KD2. We are looking forward to working in collaboration with the ICCPM in order to help project managers running complex projects get the recognition they deserve.” Mr Harpham can be contacted at [email protected] .

The International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) is a not-for-profit organisation with objectives related to facilitating the management and delivery of complex projects around the world, acting as a peak body for complex project management, advancing complex project management knowledge and practice through its research centre KD2, and providing education, support services and emerging CPM tools to allow organizations to more effectively deal with complex projects. Please contact Mrs Deborah Hein ([email protected]) or navigate to www.iccpm.com for further information.

The APM Group Limited (APMG) is a private company specialising in the accreditation and certification of organisations, processes and people.  It is a leading Examination Institute which accredits training and consulting organizations, and manages certification schemes for professionals.  It is accredited to the highest international standards by UKAS for its work with IP belonging to The UK Cabinet Office as the Official Accreditor for PPPM and ITIL®.  APMG accredited training and consulting organizations have undergone a meticulous assessment process.  APMG-International examinations are rigorous, challenging and consistent, so its candidates can be proud of their achievement. Please contact Mrs Kate Winter ([email protected]) or navigate to www.apmgroup.co.uk for further information.

About the Author

Jouko Vaskimo


Jouko Vaskimo works as Development Manager at Aalto PRO, the Professional Development unit of Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. He is also an International Correspondent and Editorial Advisor for PM World in Finland. Jouko graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 1992. Since then he has held project management related assignments with increasing levels for responsibility at Sinebrychoff Ltd, the oldest brewery in Scandinavia; Kemira Engineering Ltd, the leading chemicals manufacturer Finland; DNA Finland Ltd, a large Finnish mobile phone operator; Nokia Business Infrastructure; and Ixonos PLC, one of the leading Finnish ICT consultancies. Jouko holds the IPMA Level C (Project Manager) and Level B (Senior Project Manager) certificates and is the chairman of the Finnish IPMA Certification Body operating IPMA certification in Finland. He is a member of the Project Management Association Finland Board of Directors and a founding member of PMI Finland Chapter. He received the PMP certificate in 2003. Since October 2007, Jouko has been heading the Finnish delegation to ISO/PC 236 and ISO/TC 258. Jouko resides in Espoo, Finland and can be best contacted at jouko.vaskimo“at”aalto.fi .