PM Zimbabwe to join the rest of the world on IPM Day 2017



INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY 2017 events in Zimbabwe on 2-3 November

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

26 October 2017 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) has announced that Zimbabwe will join the rest of the world this year on 02 November 2017 in the recognition and marking of the INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY (IPM DAY 2017). The country’s Largest Association of Project Managers PROJECT MANAGEMENT ZIMBABWE (PMZ) is organizing 2(two) major events in Harare and Bulawayo which will see Project Managers and Project Management Practitioner gathering to recognize IPM Day 2017 under the THEME: People, Passion and Purpose in a digital Age.

Bulawayo will this year host the main IPM Day 2017 event with a Business Breakfast meeting at Holiday Inn on 2 November 2017 where His Worship the Mayor of the City of Bulawayo Councilor M. K. Moyo will be the Guest of Honor.

Harare will follow suit on 3 November 2017 with another Breakfast meeting to close the IPM Day 2017 fanfare. International Project Management Practitioners from around the world, mainly South Africa, Kenya and USA are lined up to deliver high level papers at the two Zimbabwe IPM Day breakfast meetings. The centre of discussion at the 2 November 2017 Bulawayo meeting will be an analysis of how project management can be used to revive commerce and industry for the City of Kings.

To register or for more information, contact [email protected] or visit www.pmiz.org.zw

What is IPM Day All About?

International Project Management Day is celebrated every year since 2004 on the first Thursday in the month of November. This year, the Project Management Day will be observed on November 2. The International Project Management Day or IPM Day is designed to encourage project based organizations worldwide or companies who utilize project management methodologies to program some type of recognition event within their organizations or organized locally with others to demonstrate the appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams. Project Managers build new roads, bridges, assemble gadgets, write and run software programs etc. but they are seldom celebrated. Virtually all products that we use daily from a mere tooth brush, cellphones to aeroplanes that fly us etc are all outputs from some projects which were diligently managed by some project managers.

The International Project Management Day was created in 2004 by the team at International Institute of Learning (USA) as the day to honor project managers who work tirelessly to finish the projects efficiently on time. Project Managers are the backbone of the every project in the organization, and they always make sure that everything in the industry is moving smoothly, and work in every industry and sector, from the government to volunteer. International Project Management Day is an Worldwide appreciation of the many project managers and project teams in every organization including non-profit organisations.

Who is PMZ?

Established in 2009, Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) is Zimbabwe’ largest Association of Project Managers and Project Management practitioners. PMZ is a membership based organisation operating as a non-profit adult vocational education and training Trust. There are over 2500 members to date on the PMZ database. Besides providing various project management mentorship programmes for its members, PMZ is also licenced locally by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology to train and examine the Certificate and Diploma courses in Project Management (CPM/DPM) including the Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM).  PMZ is also able to mentor its members in the world’s top 2 project management certification programmes, i.e. the PRINCE2 and the PMP credentials.

Through their Harare based National Secretariat Office and the Bulawayo Regional office, PMZ has a mandate of registering membership, setting up, monitoring and evaluation of standards in project management training and certification nationally. From 2009 up to 2013 PMZ was known as Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe before rebranding to PMZ in line with identities of similar institutions world-wide and the recommendations of the parent Project Management Institute based in USA. Considered to be best practice organisation in project management standards, the Project Management Institute (PMI)   is the world’s largest Association of Project Managers.

In Zimbabwe and, as in most Sub-Saharan African countries the level of project management training and certification is nascent, albeit ominously low, given that these countries undertake massive infrastructural development projects. Hence projects fail due to incompetency in project management and the lack of appropriate project governance thereof, giving rise to opportunistic corruption. For information, visit www.pmiz.org.zw or email: [email protected]

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe      



Early Registration Open for 13th PM Case Day in Brazil



Events in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil focus on Corporate Governance and Project Governance under the sub-title “A Critical Link under Construction”

1 June 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Early registration is now open for the 13th PM Case Day to be held in July 2016. The events will take place on July 12 (Rio de Janeiro) and July 14 (São Paulo). The two single-day events are coordinated by DinsmoreCompass Consultants in partnership with PMI Rio de Janeiro and PMI Sao Paulo Chapters as well as Brasport Pubishers, Serasa- Experian, Promon and PM World Journal.


Special Case: Serasa-Experian, São Paulo, Brazil

Presentations are aimed at executives, managers and professionals who are linked to areas of Corporate Governance and Governance in Project Management (Portolios, Programs and Projects).

The Program will include these presentations:

  • Governance of Portfolios, Programs and Projects, in accordance with PMI´s Practice Guide (Carlos Augusto Freitas);
  • EPG – Enterprise Project Governance: The Critical Link (Pedro Ribeiro);
  • Governance in IT Projects and the Corporate Link at Serasa-Experian (Wendell Santos);
  • Panel Discussion, overview (Patricia Sibinelli and Paul Dinsmore)

For more information, please consult http://www.dc.srv.br/pm-caseday.html

The topics covered in the PM Case Day are applicable to a broad range of industries including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, New Product Development, Oil and Gas, Sports, and Public Projects and Programs.

The Portuguese version of the book EPG – Enterprise Project Governance, by Paul Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha is especially available to participants at a 40% discount by Brasport Publishers.

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DC-DinsmoreCompass is a program/project management consulting firm based in Brazil that provides consultancy, training, outsourcing and other services to organizations across a wide variety of industries. For information, visit http://www.dc.srv.br/

The PMI Rio de Janeiro Chapter and the PMI São Paulo Chapter are volunteer-based professional associations dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 500,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. To learn more about PMI in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo, visit www.pmirio.org.br and http://www.pmisp.org.br/



Webinar on Building a Credible Performance Measurement Baseline set for 3 October



24 September 2014 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced the topic and timing for its October Topical Webinar.  The webinar will discuss the topic of “Establishing a credible Performance Measurement Baseline, with a risk adjusted Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule, starts with the WBS and connects Technical Measures of progress to Earned Value” by Glen B. Alleman, Thomas J. Coonce, and Rick A. Price.  It will take place on Friday, October 3rd at 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. The webinar is free to CPM members and $25 for non-members. PMI members can earn 1 PDU with the webinar.  For more information or to register, Click Here.

The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced EAI-748-C asks us to “objectively assess accomplishments at the work performance level.” As well §3.8 of 748-C tells us “Earned Value is a direct measurement of the quantity of work accomplished. The quality and technical content of work performed is controlled by other processes.”

Without connecting the technical and quality measures to Earned Value, CPI and SPI provide little in the way of assuring the delivered products will actually perform as needed. To provide visibility to integrated cost, schedule, and technical performance, we need more than CPI and SPI. We need measures of the increasing technical maturity of the project’s system elements in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Those units include Effectiveness, Performance, all the …ilities, and risk reduction.

This Webinar will show how to construct a risk adjusted Performance Measurement Baseline starting with the WBS. Using the Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule to describe the Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures and reducible risk mitigation’s prepare the program to assess the irreducible risks that impact schedule and cost. Using Monte Carlo Simulation, these risks are mitigated with schedule reserve.

The webinar provides the listener with the steps needed to “connect the dots” between technical performance and Earned Value performance currently missing in EAI-748-C. With these connections the probability of program success is increased through leading indicators in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers.

140924-pmwJ27-october-IMAGE1Glen B. Alleman (pictured left) leads the Program Planning and Controls practice for Niwot Ridge, LLC. In this position, Glen brings his 25 years’ experience in program management, systems engineering, software development, and general management to bear on problems of performance based program management.

Mr. Alleman’s experience ranges from real time process control systems to product development management and Program Management in a variety of firms including Logicon, TRW, CH2M Hill, SM&A, and several consulting firms before joining Niwot Ridge, LLC. Mr. Alleman’s teaching experience includes university level courses in mathematics, physics, and computer science.

140924-pmwJ27-october-IMAGE2Thomas J. Coonce, right, is an Adjunct Research Staff Member with the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) where he researches Essential Views of the Integrated Program Management Report data to provide government stakeholders with a) insightful program status and b) indicators of problem areas.  Prior to joining IDA, Mr. Coonce led NASA’s Cost Analysis Division where he shaped cost and schedule estimating policies and sponsored cost research work.

Mr. Coonce also served within the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) where he developed independent estimates of MDAP programs.   While at the OSD CAIG, Mr. Coonce also led an effort to re-engineer the Contractor and Software Resources Data Reporting System and to make the data available to users.  Prior to joining the OSD CAIG, Mr. Coonce served as a cost estimator for several consulting firms and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

140924-pmwJ27-october-IMAGE3Rick A. Price, pictured at left, has over 34 years of experience with Lockheed Martin in Aerospace and Defense across spacecraft, launch vehicle, missile, site activation, and test facility construction programs. Mr. Price has worked with DoD, NASA, commercial, and international customers. His areas of expertise include program planning & scheduling, program management, EVM, subcontract management, IMP/IMS development, and major proposal efforts (proposal development, review teams, and subcontract source selection evaluations).

Currently Mr. Price is a Project Management and Planning Operations Principle with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Mr. Price’s current focus involves mentoring, coaching, and teaching program management fundamentals and techniques across Space Systems programs. Mr. Price has written numerous articles featured in in-house Lockheed Martin corporate and company publications.  Mr. Price speaks at PMI/CPM practice symposiums and the NASA PM Challenge.

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management. Headquartered in Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management and other performance management techniques. CPM members are a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget. For more information, visit http://www.mycpm.org/.

Press contact: Mark Phillips, PMP, CPM VP Communications, at [email protected]

Source: College of Performance Management

Early Registration for 27th IPM World Congress on Project Management in September ends May 31


14 May 2013 – Zagreb, Croatia – Early registration for the 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management is now open, but will end on 31 May 2013.  To save up to EUR 100, register now.  The 27th IPMA World Congress, under the title “Finding Balance and Moving Forward,” will be held from 30 September to 3 October 2013 at one of the most beautiful venues on the Adriatic Sea, the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Information at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

ipma-world-congressEarly registration for members of IPMA and ICEC is EUR 700 or EUR 750 for others.  These prices increase by EUR 100 after May 31, and by EUR 200 after September 1, 2013.  Optional pricing is available for program only, accompanying persons, one-day attendance and IPMA Young Crew workshop.  See all pricing and registration options at http://www.ipma2013.hr/onlineregistration.aspx.

The 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik will be IPMA’s largest and most important event of 2013.  The three-day congress will include keynote speakers, paper presentations by academic and professional leaders, networking in the sponsor exhibition area, social activities and IPMA’s annual Awards Banquet.  The congress will be preceded by meetings of the IPMA Executive Board, member associations and committees, along with the annual IPMA Young Crew Workshop.  Post-congress workshops will also be offered on Thursday, 3 October.  For more on the program and schedule, go to http://www.ipma2013.hr/program.aspx.

Valamar Lacroma DubrovnikThe congress venue – hotel Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik (pictured right) – is renowned for its intelligent fusion of nature and modern services. With largest conference facilities in the area, expert staff, memorable and soulful gastronomic experiences in its fine dining Langusto restaurant, and abundance of activities. The hotel has capacity of 1,200 delegates, with interchangeable congress and meeting rooms with natural light.

Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s most fashionable destinations. Steeped in history and seemingly unchanged since the 13th Century, the city is a living museum and a live stage with an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 metres long and preserved in their original form. Since 1979 the town has been under UNESCO protection.  Become a sponsor and visit the City of Dubrovnik, the historical republic from 1358-1808, whose cultural monuments still bear witness to projects from past centuries.  More about Dubrovnik can be found at http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr/eng/.

The 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is being organized by IPMA and CAPM (the Croatian Association for Project Management – www.capm.hr), with the Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Zagreb  www.grad.unizg.hr,  the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – www.icoste.org and the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić” College of Business and Management (www.vspu.hr ) as co-organizers.  The Chair of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is Mladen Radujković. The congress program director is Mladen Vukomanovic.  Visit the 2013 congress website at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic. For more information visit www.ipma.ch

Source: IPMA