Project Management Report from Milan


By Luca Cavone

International Correspondent

Milan, Italy


Once again, the world of projects was energizing in the past month. Many initiatives,  touching different environments, took place in Italy.

In this report we will present: a study of GAPPS (Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards), that has drawn a map of the different methods of assessment used in the certification of the main associations of Project Management recognized on a global scale; a number of initiatives often unusual for project management as the event organized by YC Italy about soccer and project management; a progress updates about the works from the Expo 2015 and finally a we cannot miss a reference to the Design Week held in mid of April in Milan.

As if this were not enough, many other events are scheduled in the coming months, so stay tuned on the next report!

Mapping of Global Certifications and Qualifications

GAPPS (Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards) has drawn a map of the different methods of assessment used in the certification of the main associations of Project Management, recognized on a global scale. The map, which has emerged, highlights how ICB 3.0, the IPMA Competence Baseline, the reference standard of the International Project Management Association, is the only standard that responds positively and fully to all the requirements.

The mapping has involved the following standards: AIPM2008, ANC SPM 2011, ICB3, ISO21500, P2M, PMBOK2008, PRINC2 2009, SAQA NQF Level 5. The different standards were compared according to six main dimensions, each one characterized by a series of sub-elements:


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About the Author

130923-cavone-150X184Luca Cavone flag-italy

Milan, Italy

Luca Cavone is a Consultant at JMAC Europe, the Consulting firm of the Japan Management Association. He is mainly focused to support companies in Innovation Management and Product Development Projects typical of R&D and Marketing areas, with an interdisciplinary background of the business processes. In JMAC Luca follows also the study and development of project management methodologies based on the application of Lean Thinking approach. Before joining JMAC he worked several years in the Aerospace industry.   Since 2009 Luca has been actively involved with the International Project Management Association (IPMA); at that time he was between the founders of the Young Crew Italy and was appointed as first chairman. In 2011 he left the position to join the Young Crew Management Board, where he’s currently Head of Membership and Responsible for the Young Project Manager of the Year award. Since 2010 Luca is also a member of the Executive Board of IPMA Italy.  Luca is an international correspondent for PM World in Italy; he can be contacted at [email protected].

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