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A história da IPMA desde o inicio. Quem somos, o quê fazemos, nossa visão, certificações e associações membro em todo o Mundo. Conheça uma das maiores

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IPMA 50 years

  1. 1. ® ® Building bridges WORLDWIDE PANAMA EDITION
  2. 2. ® 1965 – 2015 50th Anniversary of IPMA
  3. 3. ® 1965 – 2015 50th Anniversary of IPMA
  4. 4. ® 1965 – 2015 50th Anniversary of IPMA
  5. 5. 1. MESSAGES 2. ABOUT IPMA 3. IPMA GOODS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 4. THE IPMA MEMBERSHIP 5. IPMA BACKGROUND 21. 45. 70. 91. 111. Contents
  6. 6. Many projects and programmes are compared to going on a journey with all the excitement, twists and turns that can take place to travelling towards a destination. IPMA is a collection of people and organisations – a family – which is dedicated to projects, programmes, portfolios and how they are successfully managed. And IPMA is on its own journey – which in 2015 will reach its fifty year milestone. This is quite an achievement and is worth celebrating. This colourful volume is one of the means of celebrating the IPMA achievements and predicting the future. Amongst the texts, charts and photographs within there are: So if you have only just heard of IPMA or you are a member of the family for many years you will find this book interesting, entertaining, informative and encouraging. You can read it from cover to cover if you wish. You can use it as a reference book to find information from time to time about IPMA and the global range of friendly national bodies. You can use it to induct potential or new members of the family or customers for the ever-growing goods, products and services. You can use it as a gift or prize in the right circumstnaces. This is a celebration of fifty years of IPMA, of project management development, of a professional community. It is also a foundation for many more years of going on journeys, travelling and searching for success. In the following section there are messages from the President of IPMA, the current Chairman of the IPMA Council of Delegates, the current Executive Director of IPMA and from a vice-President of Thales representing the corporate support of IPMA and its activities. These messages convey the spirit of IPMA, the achievements access fifty years and at the present, and confirm the strong foundations of IPMA going forward. They also suggest some celebrating. Preface explanations all about IPMA, descriptions of the goods, products and services which are provided and promoted by IPMA – it is an impressive collection when all put together like this, contributions from every one of over sixty Member Associations of IPMA – which demonstrate the substantial breadth, width and consistancy of the IPMA network, there is a history with some key characters and personalities. 1 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  7. 7. IPMA’s Vision Promoting competence throughout society to enable a world in which all projects succeed. 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 2
  8. 8. Message from IPMA President It is my pleasure as the current President of IPMA to say “Happy birthday IPMA!” What a wonderful anniversary. 50 years ago a few pioneers gathered and started IPMA as a network for exchange of experience in the field of project management. Today, IPMA is still following this great idea. Spread across more than sixty countries IPMA is a vigorous network of project management associations and supporting organisations, people, suppliers and sponsors moving the profession forward. The idea of a network fits more than ever to the current situation of the world. A network can adjust flexibly to changes in the context, lever the diversity of cultures involved and support collaboration between members (e.g. regional networks). A network needs a powerful vision as orientation for joint activities. Promoting competence throughout society to enable a world in which all projects succeed was agreed and adopted by the Council of Delegates last year. Competence is what differentiates IPMA from other associations. Competence is much more than knowledge. It is the demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and/or skills, and where relevant, demonstrated personal attributes. IPMA standards cover the most important success factors. Besides the technical competences (project, programme and portfolio management) there are personal and social competences as well as the competence of dealing with relevant contextual factors. In an increasingly complex world technical competences are not sufficient anymore. We also address social dynamics and intercultural settings; communication, cooperation and coordination are the key words for success in projects, programmes and portfolios. This is why the 50th Anniversary of IPMA is just a beginning. There is a lot to do in order to reach our aspirational vision. Thanks to all the pioneers, volunteers, supporters and passionate people who have been helping IPMA to move the profession forward. Let´s go for the next 50 years of our journey! Reinhard Wagner IPMA President 3 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  9. 9. Message from IPMA Chairman The creation of IPMA, as the very first global project management association, was a milestone in the history of project management. Based on a unique vision in which professionals can dedicate their own free time for volunteering and contributing in project management development. The idea of IPMA has been accepted across the globe and today it is represented by around sixty national associations. The power of IPMA comes from strong commitment of each individual or Member Association involved and the firm belief that working together we can achieve much more. As we see at first hand in the IPMA Council of Delegates we also respect our many cultural diversities and ability to create consensus which brings benefits to the project management profession and to society. If you are with IPMA, it means you feel at home in so many countries across all five continents. The special feeling of IPMA as a Family is something of which we are very proud. It balances our every day jobs focused on the profession and on society with moments when we enjoy learning from different cultures, and confirming how similar we are despite of all kind of diversities. The value and the power of IPMA comes from its people, just as in project management where people make the difference, where people create positive changes, results and benefits. During the last 50 years IPMA has made tremendous contributions in the development of project management competencies, but also in bringing people and nations closer together, and sharing positive ideas across the community at large. Sincere congratulations and many thanks to all champions, contributors, supporters and members for continuously moving the profession forward; and in parallel bringing people closer for the creation of new opportunities and new friendships. Prof. dr. Mladen Radujkovic Chair of IPMA Council 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 4
  10. 10. Message from IPMA Executive Director It is with great excitement that we welcome you to this extraordinary publication! 2015 was a very special year for all of us! Not only did we have the chance to look back on 50 years of growth, we could also celebrate 10 years of development of Young Crew which represents the project management talents below 35, and the 100 years of existence of the opening of the Panama Canal where IPMA’s annual Congress has taken place. These significant steps are a showcase of successful international project management. With the excellent support of our members, volunteers, service providers and only one employee for many years we achieved this development over the past five decades. After 50 years, IPMA as a leading professional association for project management continues to shape the profession in so many ways. The increasing number of volunteers and certified project managers involved in our network today covers 60 national Member Associations in the world. They are the driving force of IPMA and their commitment and engagement in their own environments have made possible the growth and sustainability of this vibrant network. We would like to thank the many people who have contributed to IPMA’s advancements and accomplishments throughout the past. The IPMA community in general have achieved their success today by constantly moving forward and looking for ways to anticipate future trends and technologies through: targeted projects, high-quality events, outreach on critical societal topics, best practice principles, and close cooperation with business representatives – these are some of the key elements of IPMA’s contributions and leadership to the project management profession. We invite you to take a look inside this publication at what we have achieved in the last 50 years – and what is yet to come! We need your constant input! Together, as partners, we can work towards an even stronger professional community for the next 50 years! Amin Saidoun Executive Director 5 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  11. 11. Message from Global Organization - Thales First of all, I would like to congratulate all IPMA members for this jubilee of fifty years dedicated to promote Project Management with respect to each member culture. Thales and IPMA share the same strategic goal: increasing partnerships between more than sixty countries around the world like a bridge between cultures. Merging both IPMA and Thales networks, integrating local specificities was significant to reinforce project management competences for individual as well as maturity of companies and organisations. In 2010, IPMA and Thales have started a certification partnership to recognize Project Managers competences. Based on the innovative Global Organisation approach, a successful alignment has been reached thanks to team spirit of Member Associations. After five years, more than 800 Thales Project Managers are certified across the world. In addition to individual recognition, participation in the IPMA Project Excellence Awards (IPEA) provides the opportunity to recognize collective results. Professionalism and accuracy of assessors are key inputs to improvement plans, as well as an efficient communication vector towards customers and partners. I truly hope that we will continue our common innovative approach to business, through consultant and PMO certification for example. I wish lots of work, luck and knowledge in reaching success. Michel Ledun Vice President Bids and Projects, Thales 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 6
  12. 12. ABOUT IPMA This section succinctly explains the many features of modern day IPMA. Within are explanations of current formats, governance arrangements and structures, mission statements, lists of benefits, strategy and execution and more. There are also a cross section of success stories within IPMA and a personal story with overview. What is IPMA about? ..... 8 Governance Structures ..... 17 7 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  13. 13. About IPMA IPMA is world’s first international project management association(1965). IPMA is member-driven and volunteer-staffed federation with over 60 Member Associations (MAs) spread all around the world. MAs develop project management competences in their geographic areas of influence interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well training organizations and consulting companies. IPMA is leading the evolution of the project management profession and the maturity of its practice. IPMA is unique global network that thinks globally and acts regionally as well as locally. IPMA’s advanced, competence-based certification underpins a unique service portfolio offered through its network. IPMA recognizes, respects and builds on diversity as the foundation for a global network. IPMA builds Alliances with those having complementary visions. And IPMA is your Partner for knowledge, competence and performance in project management. IPMA Council of Delegates from over fifty countries in the sunshine, Dubrovnik (Croatia), 2013 IPMA Council of Delegates making their points in exhibition area, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2014 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 8
  14. 14. IPMA Initiatives for future IPMAactivelypromotescompetenceinprojectmanagementforindividuals,projectteams,businesses,organisationsandgovernment agencies around the World. To increase the recognition and effectiveness of the profession, IPMA does the following: Certifies project managers in a wide range of specific roles, Seeks to highlight, improve and increase the behavioural and contextual competences of all project and programme stakeholders, a key prerequisite to project management success, Recognises and awards excellent and successful project teams, research projects and individuals, Acknowledges and further develops the performance competences of emerging young professionals, Assesses and certifies the PM maturity of entire organizations, Supports basic and advanced PM education and learning, Offers distinctive and useful project management publications, Young Crew looking upwards and onwards at 26th IPMA World Congress, Crete (Greece), 2012 Launches a professional conferences and courses, Brings Ethics and Professionalism into the PM profession. IPMA -Your Partner for knowledge, competence and performance in project management. 9 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  15. 15. IPMA’s Audience IPMA is spreading from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and North and South America. The demand for our products and services and the number of Member Associations is growing. Through IPMA project management practitioners from all cultures and all parts of the world can network, share ideas, and move practice and stakeholders forward through effective collaboration and cooperation. Project, Program and Portfolio Managers Governments and Government Officials Top Business Managers and Executives PM who seek PM Certifications Project Stakeholders Who Seek Greater Project Results Educators and Trainers Students Project Management-related Consultants and Coaches Researchers Representatives of other PM-related Organizations Who benefits from IPMA? What do they benefit from? Deserving, happy prize winners at 26th IPMA World Congress, Crete (Greece), 2012 Founders ….and you! IPMA Standards (IPMA ICB, IPMA OCB and IPMA PEB) IPMA 4-Level-Certification-System for Individuals and IPMA Delta Certification for Organisations Project Excellence, Achievement and Research Awards The IPMA World Congress and many other opportunities for networking and experience exchange Training Aid Programme ….and of course, the IPMA website, www.ipma.ch with plentiful information ….and all of you! 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 10
  16. 16. IPMA STRATEGY 2020 The world is changing. Projects are popular. Projectification is a trend that can be observed in all countries, sectors and organisations. It means that more and more activities are performed in a temporary organisational setting, managed by managers with a specific set of competences. Thus, it was time for IPMA, to develop a new strategy, the IPMA Strategy 2020, guiding us into the future. Promoting competence throughout society to enable a world in which all projects succeed. IPMA’s Vision The IPMA Strategy in graphic development With our vision we aspire to turn the projectification into a success for society. The vision has also a great impact on IPMA itself, the way we interact, act and activate to reach professionalism in our network. 11 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  17. 17. IPMAs strategic goals IPMA’s strategic goals answers the question what does IPMA want to achieve with new strategy: A high performing global reach through a sustainable, equitable and diverse network. Value adding benefits for the profession, economy, society and environment through audience oriented, integrated and self-sustaining know-how, products and services. A synergetic network combining voluntary and professional work to co-create value which expands the profession. Strategy execution Immediately after the decision for the Strategy 2020, a strategy program 2020 was set-up. More than twenty initiatives, shaped into projects and accompanied by a change initiative are transforming IPMA under the leadership of IPMA´s Executive Board. IPMA’s Mission is to: Facilitate co-creation and lever the diversity of our global network into benefits for the profession, economy, society and environment. Offer know-how, products and services through our global networktothebenefitofindividuals,projectsandorganisations across public, private and community sectors. Maximise the synergies in our global network to help all Member Associations develop according to their needs. Promote the recognition of project management and engage stakeholders around the world in advancing the discipline. With our mission we need to facilitate co- creation and lever the diversity of our global network into benefits for the profession, economy, society and environment. Our interaction in IPMA´s network, with alliance and other network partners builds on three core values: diversity, consensus and mutual respect. 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 12
  18. 18. IPMA Success Stories Success stories and testimonials related to project management can be hard to find, because often companies and organizations prefer to keep sensitive information for their own purposes. For many of them IPMA-certified professionals are their competitive advantage and an overall strength. The following success stories from multiple perspectives provide insights into the added value of IPMA´s offerings as goods, products and services. Denmark; Vice President, Human Resources Corporate certification AAA employs the best project managers in the building and construction sector in Denmark. A specific focus on project managers has lead to the establishment of the AAA Project Academy, which includes training targeted at the upper levels ofIPMACertification.TheIPMACertificationensures,alongwith comprehensive ISO Certification, that AAA can document the organisation’s project handling as well the competences of the individual project - in relation to customers and cooperating partners. Internally, the certification process provides a better starting point for the professional development of project management. Furthermore, the focus areas of certification provide a common frame of reference, which promotes the professionalprojectmanagementdialogueintheorganisation. Norway; Project Manager Individual certification After many years as professional project manager and department manager for other project managers I started looking for a way to check, refine and document my own and my colleagues PM competence. Studying the different alternatives for certification I decided to go for IPMA approach. The IPMA certification process forces you to dig into your own experiences and “best practices” and to confront them with a well-acknowledged PM model. The certification process is a sort of personal “SWOT-analysis” which pinpoints your own PM-characteristicsandgivesyoufeedbackforenhancements. After my own certification, our company uses certification as an important part of each PM’s development and career plan. Certification of PMs is also important so we can demonstrate to the markets our ability to deliver projects. Volunteers volunteering at 28th IPMA World Congress, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2014 13 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  19. 19. Kela, the Social Insurance Institute of Finland - IPMA Delta Assessment Kela IT Department employs over 700 IT professionals who work with large-scale information systems crucial to the Finnish national social and welfare insurance services applying to all people living in Finland. We are currently in the midst of a challenging change programme in which we are overhauling the general architecture of Kela’s IT systems. The Project Management Office [PMO] at Kela IT began operations in the Spring of 2012. The PMO was created to enhance and promote the project culture in the whole organisation. The PMO plays a very important role defining the path for developing project management maturity and competency in the Kela organization. It will assess project performance and implement continuous improvements. As a specialized unit for project and portfolio management it will support the strategic goals; resulting in both overall efficiency and cost savings. CSP, as an independent consulting company, leads complex projects to success. Whether in organizational change initiatives or IT projects, we succeed due to pragmatic, innovative and trustful cooperation with our clients. During 17 years we optimized and simplified our methods to an above-average level. That’s why we are particularly pleased that we have successfully obtained as the world’s first consultingcompanytheIPMADeltaCertification.Theachieved class 4 confirms that we consistently lead, manage and improve our projects and processes and that we can assure the project success for our customers. Also this certification by an independent body underscores, why customer surveys attest us continually best marks for our consulting & project services. A special thanks for this successful IPMA Delta certification goes to our motivated consultants and project professionals, whose aspiration is simply awesome. On the other hand we also thank the impartial IPMA Delta assessors of the Swiss certification body who have impressed us with their stylish and undeviating assessment ctivity!” (Alexander Colombi, CEO of the management team, CSP AG) CSP AG, Switzerland - IPMA Delta Class 4 Certificate Successful IPMA Delta Assessment and presentation at Social Insurance Institute of Finland, 2012 IPMA Delta Class 4 certification presentation to CSP AG, Switzerland Thorough IPMA Delta certification process we have achieved better awareness, increased involvement of our management, consistent feedback and new ideas from PM people as tangible ways for us to gain desired results. The assessment report and experienced assessors’ advice gave us clear vision and confidence to plan our next development steps; improve our portfolio management; ambitiously focus on project planning phase and more proactive steering committee work. The IPMA Delta feedback and certification will increase awareness of our project culture and level of maturity. We are proud to be the first IPMA Delta certified organization in Finland and the forerunner of project management awareness in the public sector (Laila Vihersaari-Johnston, Development Manager, Head of PMO). 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 14
  20. 20. To reward their exceptional contributions to project management, Huizhou government has recently awarded them 1 million Yuan as an incentive. As Professor Fupei says, “I think this is not only a great reward by local government for distinguished achievements made by Huizhou refining company in project management; also it is a high recognition for the company to be among the best in class! As an IPMA Award winner for 2010, Huizhou Government has given Huizhou Refining Company the incentive. For this reason, I congratulate the Huizhou Refining Company, IPMA and IPMA Award Committee.” At the 24th session of IPMA International Project Management Congress, held in Istanbul, Turkey in November 2010, CNOOC Huizhou oil refining project stood out from a multitude of the World’s best projects. The competition included such projects as the high-speed broad gauge railway project in Russia, by Germany’s Siemens, and the overall construction planning, China’s 2010 IPMA Award Winner Receives Million Yuan Reward Proud recipients at Award Ceremony, Huizhou Oil Refining Company, IPMA Istanbul World congress, 2010 Possible slight disagreement on prize winning at Award Ceremony from the IPMA Istanbul World Congress, 2010 The Netherlands. Professor Quin Fupei, PMRC Honorary Chairman, and IPMA Honorary Member, announces exhilarating news: “In the year 2010, Huizhou Oil Refining Company won the IPMA Project Excellence Award in the category Mega projects. This is not only an honor for Chinese people but also an honor for all Huizhou citizens.” 15 50th Anniversary IPMA book® managementandconsultationprojectof2010ChinaShanghai Expo. And, CNOOC’s project was awarded with the top prize of IPMA international Project Management Excellence; the golden prize for mega-sized projects.
  21. 21. Individual view on competences How did you do it? ( success of a Lady on the East) How I did it in the first place and how I am still working as a Project Manager on Middle East Projects is a result of the mix of the requested competences and the recognition by the Management of the Major Oil/Petrochemical Companies of the expertise against the still existing stereotypes and/or prejudices well known to all the women. It is a matter of fact that the “Contracting” world is an environment dominated by the men; and this is even more stringent in certain geographical areas. In any case, there are values belonging to every human being that are the richness for which I strongly believe any society have to invest to promote the development of the people: the Culture (all the multiculture) and the Instruction (education). On this I invested very much and I am still investing and promoting it, first to my two children and then to all my colleagues and collaborators. I entered in a Greek Engineering University in 1989 after a tough selection process leaving my city Argos to join a University of Xanthi at approx. 1000 Km from my house. After my degree in 1994, I moved to the capital Athens where I began my working career in a small engineeringcompany.ThenIjoinTecnimontinMilanin1998.AssoonasIenteredTecnimont, I had the opportunity to move to different discipline departments learning of “how to do things” to be become a Project Engineer and then a Project Manager. During this process, I had the opportunity to work on several projects in Europe, Middle East and Russia. I was interacting with different cultures which I studied and respected in all their values. I take this occasion to thank the Company for which I am working, Tecnimont, which promotes the competence and the entrepreneurial behaviours as the main characteristics to be considered. When I was proposed to become a Project Manager for a Mega Project like Habshan-5 in UAE and then for the Project I am presently managing in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I had long interviews with the Client Senior Management where it became evident that the respect of the person and due considerations of what shehe can do was not dictated by consideration about being femalemale but about your know-how, experiences and capabilities to interact daily with a multicultural team co-operating with all the members in full respect of their cultures and sensitivities. Is it all that I described easy? Absolutely no: the work environment for a woman is not easy in Middle East as well as in Europe; but I am truly convinced that my current activities are evidence for all women that “we can do it” - avoiding to be influenced by stereotypes that it does not mean under evaluating the realty in front of us. Maria Selli Project Manager for Middle East Projects (Tecnimont) 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 16
  22. 22. Which IPMA competences help you to achieve your position? First of all are the competences about how to manage a team - through the understanding of the group dynamics with whom you are requested to deal from the beginning of the “storming phase”, when you are setting up your Team, to the “performing phase”, when you are requesting high performance of your colleagues; manage ngthedaily“uncertainty”comingfromwhatyouaredesigning; and physical erecting dealing with the local realties. From my perspective, the above are the more difficult and at the same time more fascinating and gratifying tasks of my daily activities. Coming to more engineering oriented aspects, the competences about the overall process of an Industrial Project starting from the Feasibility Phase to the Proposal and then, if awarded, the Execution Phase to the very sensitive Plant Handover and Project Close Out Phases, are very much essential to guide the team towards a successful completion. Governance Structure The IPMA Governance consists of a Council of Delegates with a Chairman, an Executive Board with the President and six Vice- Presidents, several Management Boards with a chairperson, working groups and project teams as well as an Executive Director with Secretariat and several contractors. The Council and Board Members are from all over the world and reflect the Global nature of IPMA. IPMA’s governance structure follows the governing structure of an association registered in Zürich (CH) after the Swiss Civil Code (Verein nach Art. 60 ff. des Schweizerischen Zivilgesetzbuchs). The by-laws which are drafted in conformity with Swiss Law define in its article (Article 10.1) that the Council of Delegates is the highest decision making body of the organisation. It is composed of representatives nominated by the Member Association according to their voting rights. It decides on important topics of the organisation defined in Article 11 of the by-laws. Among these topics is the election of the members of the Executive Board composed of a minimum of four vice-presidents. The Council also nominates the auditors of the organisation. It ratifies memberships of the organisation. The Executive Board manages the activities of the Executive Director who manages the secretariat of the organisation. It supervises the activities of working groups, programmes and projects and expedites progress. The chairs of working groups manage their members who should reflect the international composition of the organisation. The Impact of Megaprojects Today the challange in front of the Investors (Owners), the Contracting Industries and thus to all the Project Management World is the managing of the “Higher Project Complexity”. The Oil/Gas & Petrochemical Industries are moving to Mega Projects necessary to assure the profitability of the investments in a world where the competitiveness of different geographical areas is daily in front of us. Just few examples of what is characterizing the market include: the new era of the Shale Gas in the USA with the abundant and cheap availability of gas and associated C2/C3 steam; the need of having large scale multi-products Petrochemical Complex in Middle East/ Far East to assure the maintaining of the market positions; the exploration of new remote areas for gas and oil extraction and then treatment.The Project Management World has a really big task in front of it: to serve the Investor (Owner) and the Contracting assuring the due competences to create value in a balanced way to all the stake holders always assuring the respect of the health and safety of any workers and the protection of the environment . 17 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  23. 23. Based on the bylaws, the Council of Delegates is the highest decision making body. Each Member Association nominates one Council representative (and one substitute), who attends the Council meetings twice a year. The Executive Board together with the Executive Director are responsible for the operational management of IPMA and sets the practical guidelines for all approved activities. The Executive Board and the Executive Director organise the administration, assess new candidates for membership and represent IPMA in all external relations. Several management boards support the activities, services, and ongoing development of IPMA: IPMA Council of Delegates take a brief break, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2014 Swiss Civil Code Council of Delegates Member Association 2 Auditors IPMA Bylaws ExBo President, min. 4 VPs Chairman of Working Groups Executive Director Member of working groups Secretariat IPMA’s governance structure Award Management Board Certification Validation Management Board Research Management Board Young Crew Management Board Education and Training Management Board 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 18
  24. 24. IPMA GOODS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES The impressive range of goods, services and products from IPMA and through its family members of Member Associations (MAs) are explained in this section. With fourteen topics there is something for everyone – from individual to teams to organisations, for students to practioners, from learning to earning, from taking to giving. Certification of Individuals ..... 20 Certification of Project Managers (4 Levels) ..... 20 Certification of Project Management Consultants ..... 22 Certification of Organizations (IPMA Delta®) ..... 23 IPMA Advanced Courses ..... 24 IPMA Awards ..... 25 IPMA World Congress ..... 30 IPMA Ethics ..... 31 IPMA Expert Seminars ..... 32 IPMA Registration System ..... 33 IPMA Research Conference ..... 34 IPMA SIG & ProjeXchange ..... 35 IPMA Standards ..... 36 IPMA Training aid programme (TAP) ..... 37 Young Crew ..... 38 19 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  25. 25. Certification of individuals IPMA certification started in 1998, the same year was published 1st version of ICB, v.1.0. Today, more than ever, everyone is demanding improved results from their project, programme, and portfolio initiatives. And others are now beginning to understand the importance of broad competences, that include behavioral and contextual areas. IPMA encourages a range of practitioner roles to explore essential knowledge foundations, then expand beyond knowledge, to achieve PM competence, and project success. While IPMA manages the 4-L-C system, the Certification Bodies of our Member Associations perform the actual assessments and certification. The certification process involves several steps for the assessment of a candidate. The assessment steps for individuals are applied to each of the IPMA competence levels A, B C, and D. If the Candidate meets the Competence Requirements he can apply directly to the desired Level. The IPMA four-level certification programme is designed as an ongoing competence development process. Every step up the four-level competence stair incorporates adequate development in self-knowledge and verified competence. While each IPMA Member Association may have different names or titles, and some have additional roles at some levels, we all use the basic role-based certification approach, as shown in the model below. IPMA four-level certification program The roles in the 4-L-C system, with their distinctive capabilities, include: IPMA Level A: Certified Projects Director manages complex project portfolios and programmes. IPMA Level B: Certified Senior Project Manager manages complex projects. Minimum five years of experience. IPMA Level C: Certified Project Manager manages projects of moderate complexity. Minimum three years of experience. IPMA Level D: Certified Project Management Associate applies project management knowledge when working on projects. 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 20 “IPMA certification has given me self-knowledge, an extended network and a verification of my competence.” Per-Olof Sandberg Program Manager, Major programs SEB
  26. 26. IPMA’s 4-L-C demonstrates a level of rigor that helps to assure knowledge, experience, competence and performance for each role. For example, our guidelines on complexity, for our Advanced, professionally assessed, competence-based certifications, Levels A, B and C, require more than experience in simple projects. Instead, we require end-to-end responsibility and authority in projects of a certain minimum size, and organizational impact. Of all the persons leading projects around the World today, many do not have the authority, or manage projects of sufficient complexity, to qualify for our advanced certifications. Still our IPMA Level D, as with other knowledge-based certifications, is an excellent starting point for advancement. The IPMA certification is recognised worldwide. Over the last 10 years IPMA has certified more than 250,000 project managers in over 60 countries across the globe. Global corporations benefit from IPMA’s international presence and recognition. We enable them to use the same certification for the entire company in all countries. The examination process has no language barriers. Candidates always have the choice of doing the certification in their own language or in English. No matter where you live or what language you speak, you are always welcome to certify your competence with IPMA. Animated discussion within IPMA Certification Systems Panel, 2014 Verifies to the market that the organisation has qualified project managers. Stimulates the professional environment for skilled project management and contributes to an ongoing advancement of competence levels. Promotes visualisation of the career process for project managers in the organisation. Ensures that the project management is placed in the right hands — also for recruitment of project managers. For the organisation: For the project manager: Documents knowledge, behavior and experience – i.e. competence in management of projects. Advances one’s own competence level, because participation in the certification programme provides a useful learning process. Gives feedback regarding areas in which additional competencies are necessary. Provides a structure for personal development as a project manager by using certification levels as stepping-stones. The IPMA 4-L-C certification system offers benefits both for the organisation and the individual project manager. 21 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  27. 27. Certification of PM Consultants To fulfill the certification needs of PM Consultants, IPMA has extended the Four Level Certification (4-L-C) system with a Two-Level Certification for PM Consultants. The IPMA certification system for PM Consultants, like 4-L-C system for professional project managers, is used by the network of IPMA National Certification Bodies (CBs), each operating the certification scheme in their nation. Project, Programme and Portfolio Management Consultants (PM Consultants) are fulfilling an important role in project management practice. However, they are not accountable for the Project, Programme, Portfolio products and outcomes but, instead, they are advising project managers and organizations. The candidate shall be able to deliver PM consultancy services on a PM strategic, organisation and strategy implementation level (Executive level, Project Portfolio or Programme Responsible, PM Responsible). The IPMA certification systems, including 4-L-C system and PM Consultant certification system, are compliant with ISO 17024 (Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons) with a few modifications that are appropriate to the area of project management. Eligibility criteria, functional areas and the responsibilities expected of PM Consultants are identified at each of the two levels of PM Consultants: IPMA PMC: IPMA Certified Project Management Consultant and IPMA PPMC: IPMA Certified Programme and Portfolio Management Consultant. Expert seminar, 2014 – How did they get in? 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 22
  28. 28. Certification of organizations (IPMA Delta®) IPMA Delta assesses the current status of an organisation’s organisational competence in managing projects and the delta to a self- determined competence class (IPMA Delta competence classes 1-5). This achievement points the way for the organisation to move to the next dimension of organisational competence in managing projects. This assessment is offered in 2012 by IPMA as respected, world leading, independent and neutral project management organisation. The investment to participate in this assessment in time, internal resources and cost terms remains suprisingly effective throughout the entire process. IPMA Delta is the most comprehensive project management assessment for the entire organisation, a 360° PERSPECTIVE. IPMA Delta offers organisations a decisive advantage. This Delta Effect opens up a new dimension through which organisations can increase their competitive edge. It adds measureable value and positive change. Forthefirsttime,theentireorganisation(O)–includingindividuals(I)andprojects(P)–canbecertifiedfororganisationalcompetence in managing projects. Up to the next dimension The model used for IPMA Delta assessments consists of three modules based on leading project management standards: IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (ICB), IPMA Project Excellence Baseline (PEB) and IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline (OCB). Use the Delta Effect to boost the success of your project management. The IPMA Delta-Model 23 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  29. 29. IPMA Advanced Courses In 1989, IPMA wanted to offer opportunities for advancing competences of experts in project, programme and portfolio management and thus launched the IPMA Advanced Courses. The IPMA Advanced Courses address a broad range of topics. In 2015, the following topics were covered: proactive preparation and start-up of projects; managing opportunity and risk in new ways; develop your charismatic project leadership; effective leadership in virtual project teams; advancing project management in organisations; programme management for effective change; and managing corporate project portfolios. Through the Advanced Courses the participants can benefit from respected experts with profound experiences in the topic, they can share their own experiences, and polish their behavioural skills. More enthusiastic attendees at IPMA Advanced courses, Copenhagen (Denmark), 2014 The high reputation of the Advanced Courses is based on a number of elements: small class sizes, highly interactive training with active participation, use of case studies and projects from the participants’ own organisations; and opportunities to network with internationally experienced individuals – all in a relaxed learning environment, which includes having fun! 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 24
  30. 30. IPMA Awards The IPMA Awards support professional project management in recognising high performance and also identifies projects as examples of excellent project management. IPMA recognises and acknowledges excellent projects, people and teams by providing recognition that proves their success. Applicants, finalists and winners will be eligable for: international highest honours and worldwide recognition, systematic feedback about their strengths and potential improvements in their project management, good opportunities to make multi-dimensional and world wide advertising for their marketing activity, opportunities to celebrate their achievements and success within their organisations, with their teams and alongside their customers and stakeholders. High performance in projects and excellent project management has become imperative in the curricula of today’s business leaders and engineers. In the move to raise the professional project management skills, in 2002 IPMA launched the IPMA Project Excellence Model and introduced the IPMA International Project Excellence Award. The aim of the IPMA International Project Excellence Award is to increase the recognition of projects from different countries, different industries and different organisations and to motivate project teams to develop and improve project management. Project Excellence Awards “It’s a panoramic evaluation – 360° – which clearly established Herschel-Planck as the outstanding program in its category. It was a good training for my following project management activities. I learned a lot from the evaluation model. Indeed a good benchmark of project management results.” Jean-Michel Reix, Thales Alenia Space, Gold Winner 2014 25 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  31. 31. “Winning the Award was an exceptional experience we shared with our customer and was a further confirmation that long service agreements are the right basis for strong partnership, innovation, performance and success.” Mr. Michele Filidoro, GE Oil & Gas, Award Winner 2011 “There are rare possibilities for a Project to be audited or evaluated from outside by PM professionals. The IPMA Project Excellence Award is such a possibility, providing international recognition. If you are tough enough, apply for the Award!” Mr. Dan Donciulesku SIVECO Romania SA, Award Finalists 2009 Since 2013 the International Project Management Association’s (IPMA) Achievement Awards, through its local Member Associations, have provided opportunities for industry recognition, at both the project and individual level, and for project teams and project managerstocelebratetheircareerachievements.TheAwardsofferorganisationstheopportunitytoreviewtheirprojectachievements as part of preparing the written submissions and to have their performance compared to similar projects and peers, and garner positive publicity for well-managed, innovative projects. Achievement Award IPMA Achievement Awards 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 26
  32. 32. The Internationally Funded Humanitarian Aid Award is made to an overseas project (or programme) where completion or a large milestone has been reached. The Award recognizes a project managed or supported by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that has brought a major benefit to a community. “Being recognized by such prestigious entity as IPMA assures MAHAK’s ever-expanding family that the path is correct and the efforts towards reducing the malignancy effects of cancer for children and their families are bearing fruit. “ MAHAK’s Two Year Operational – Developmental Project by MAHAK- the Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer, Iran- Gold Winner 2014 Humanitarian Aid Projects Community, cultural or volunteer-based projects as well as projects that are conducted by or underpin/promote the education, development, preservation and well being of indigenous, disadvantaged, or disabled people or which are undertaken in not-for-profit organisations. “It is a single platform to reach out to global PM crowd on your work that you dearly motivated for. It gives you a unique opportunity for experience sharing with other awards applicants and finalists and judges automatically helps you set a benchmark for your organization and others who are in similar sector. Tikajit Rai, MAGNUS- Award Winners 2013 Integrating Information Technologies in Rural Nepal through Small Farmers Agriculture Cooperative Community Project Any programme/project director, project manager or project team member who normally resides in an IPMA Member Association country is eligible to enter, or be entered in, the awards. A winning individual will be one who demonstrates, through narratives and documentary evidence, excellence and/or innovation in project management over a cumulative period of not less than two years. PM of the Year 27 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  33. 33. The IPMA Young Project Manager Award is awarded annually to recognize and motivate young professional project managers around the world. It recognizes rising talent in the project and program management industries by honoring young project managers for their accomplishments early in their careers. “Winning the 2014 IPMA Young Project Manager Award is certainly a great recognition for me and my teams. This has not only contributed in elevating my career but has also branded my company with a great honor. The IPMA is one of the largest professional project management body, so this is recognition on an international scale. I would strongly encourage project management professionals to apply for the award and get internationally recognised.” Mehmood Alam, UK- Award Winner 2014 Young Project Manager of a Year IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers (under 35 years of age), established researchers, and teams. The goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community. Researchers may come from academia, other research institutions or industry. Researchers may come from disciplines other than project management but must contribute to the development of project, programme management, project-oriented companies or any element named in the IPMA ICB. There are two types of Research Awards: IPMA Young Researcher Award and Research Achievement Award. Research Awards Recognized, respected researchers with ExBo members at IPMA Research Awards, 2014 The IPMA Research Awards aim to promote excellent research to enhance project management. 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 28
  34. 34. 29 50th Anniversary IPMA book® IPMA is the world´s first international Project Management Association.
  35. 35. IPMA World Congress TheIPMAWorldCongresshasalongtraditionand respectedrecognitionasaleadingconferencefromthefieldofprojectmanagement, programs and portfolios and their management with the gathering of the world’s leading practitioners and managers, representatives of global companies as well as academic staff, students and young people. The first IPMA World Congress was held in Vienna, in 1967. The IPMA Congress has large global and regional impacts and importance in the development of trends and practices of project management, exchange of experience and information, support of regional and local development, as well as arranging plans for future initiatives. At the same time Congress is a great opportunity and encouragement for networking opportunities, celebrations, congratulations and the development of the profession of Project Management around the Young Crew explore horizons at 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik (Croatia), 2013 IPMA PEA Team at 26th IPMA World Congress in Athens (Greece), 2012 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 30 INTERNET/IPMA World Congresses 1. 1967 Vienna (AT) 2. 1969 Amsterdam (NL) 3. 1972 Stockholm (SE) 4. 1974 Paris (FR) 5. 1976 Birmingham (UK) 6. 1979 Garmisch -Partenkirchen (DE) 7. 1982 Copenhagen (DK) 8. 1985 Rotterdam (NL) 9. 1988 Glasgow (UK) 10. 1990 Vienna (AT) 11. 1992 Florence (IT) 12. 1994 Oslo (NO) 13. 1996 Paris (FR) 14. 1998 Ljubljana (SI) 15. 2000 London (UK) 16. 2002 Berlin (DE) 17. 2003 Moscow (RU) 18. 2004 Budapest (HU) 19. 2005 New Delhi (IN) 20. 2006 Beijing (CN) 21. 2007 Cracow (PO) 22. 2008 Rome (IT) 23. 2009 Helsinki (FI) 24. 2010 Istanbul (TR) 25. 2011 Brisbane (AU) 26. 2012 Athens (GR) 27. 2013 Dubrovnik (HR) 28. 2014 Rotterdam (NL) 29. 2015 Panama (PA)
  36. 36. IPMA Ethics IPMA adopted a new Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct in March 2015 to be mandatory for all people acting on behalf of IPMA and its members. The application of this code enables us to promote our core values of “integrity”, accountability and transparency”. IPMA recognizes that projects, programmes and portfolios, affect people, society and the natural environment in diverse ways, both locally and globally. Project, programme and portfolio management are fast developing disciplines in an increasingly globalized world. Through this growth, we are presented with new challenges, both in our individual endeavors as professionals and on the whole as a profession. Moving the profession forward by acting ethically! IPMA believes that by committing to acting ethically we will make our projects, programmes and portfolios better and that this will serve to further our profession. The IPMA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct lays out the principles and minimum duties we hold towards the project, programme or portfolio owners, teams, stakeholders, society and natural environment. IPMA acknowledge that community spirit and the relations between professionals and their clients depend upon trust, mutual respect and the appreciation of our diversity. When working with clients, project owners and other stakeholders we endevour to act with integrity, accountability and transparency. IPMA realise that work in project, programme or portfolio management may present us with a variety of ethical challenges and IPMA believes that it is through these values that we will best be able to meet them. IPMA welcome the diverse origins of ethical norms - secular and religious alike - and seek to treat difference with respect. We sign the IPMA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to demonstrate adherence to the fundamental values that must guide all our professional conducts and practices. IPMA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 31 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  37. 37. IPMA Expert Seminars The IPMA International Expert Seminars follow a established format by addressing particular and forward looking themes. These themes provide clear directions for the presentations and discussions. The results are brought to the plenum. Experts from various sectors of the economy and university institutes as well as different cultural backgrounds explain the issues and trends for each theme. Recommendations are developed based on various case studies, research results and theories. An authoritative publication makes available the results of the Expert Seminars for a wider audience. Expert Seminar, “Future Trends in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management”, 2014 Expert Seminar, “Behavioral and Contextual Competences for project management success”, with more on speakers panel than in audience, 2009 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 32
  38. 38. IPMA Registration IPMA Registration is offered to IPMA Member Associations in 2009, as a method to engage with relevant Educational and Training organizations. Providers register their IPMA-related training programmes and courses. This improves the respect and visibility of organisations who desire competence improvement in project management. The audiences comprise the Project Management Educators and Trainers, and those who would engage them. The benefits are assurance that the learning aligns with IPMA’s broader understanding of the foundations for initiative success. The purpose of the IPMA Registration Programme is to provide IPMA Member Associations with an instrument to improve the communication between project managers or their organisations requesting competence improvement in project management –– and the organisers that administer and perform education programmes or training courses in project management. IPMA Registration in a country guarentee that the objectives and content of the registered programme/course is mapped by the organiser against the National Competence Baseline (NCB) issued by the Member Association, and that the claimed level of competence development opportunity is verified by the Member Association. The logotype “IPMA Registered Training Course” is provided to training process of up to 60 hours – including preparation, training session, self-study, and practicing. The logotype “IPMA Registered Education Programme” is provided to education processes of more than 60 hours – again including preparation, training sessions, self-study, and practising. The logotype “IPMA Registered Extensive Programme” is provided to education processes of more than 360 hours – again including preparation, training sessions, self-study, and practising. The logotypes include the Member Association’s country code and indicate both the association who has performed the registration process – and the geographical area where the IPMA Registration is valid. 33 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  39. 39. IPMA Research Conference IPMA Research Conferences aim to bring all researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners together to discuss and exchange research achievement and ideas on how to bridge theory and practice of project, programme and portfolio management. The IPMA Research Management Board aspires to enable all IPMA Member Associations to cooperate globally in future research. The German Project Management Association (GPM) hosted the first IPMA Research Conference 2013 in Berlin. The second Research Conference was held in Tianjin, China in the year of 2014 and the third one is planned to happen in Capetown, South Africa. The conferences focus on sharing, exchanging and discussing specific themes in order to resolve existing and future challenges of the profession. A maximum of interaction is enabled by using facilitation methods such as the World Café, Open Space, Fish Bowl Sessions and Workshops. Agreeing directions at 1st IPMA Research Conference, Berlin (Germany), 2013 Big friendly crowd at 2nd IPMA Research Conference, Tijang,(China) 2014 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 34
  40. 40. IPMA ProjeXchange ProjeXchange aims at bringing together experts for an exchange of ideas, experiences and know-how to develop the profession in a certain sector or direction. The focus of a ProjeXchange event could be a specific sector, a hot topic or a challenge which is interesting for the profession. It brings together people from different persepctives, e.g. countries, cultures, functions and or disciplines. Delegates waiting for the ProjeXchange-Event of the PMO SIG, London (UK), 2014 It can be offered as a 1 to 2 days onsite facilitated workshop, followed up with additional face-to-face sessions at regularly scheduled IPMA conferences, plus year-round virtual support. Methods and tools utilized for the interaction could include World Café, Open Space, workshops, flashmobs, surveys and sessions on social media such as Linkedin, Facebook, Google Drive, YouTube or Project Place. The audience includes but is not limited to corporate and individual members of IPMA´s Member Associations, special interest groups (SIGs), representatives of government, public services, research institutes, industry experts, Young Crew members, research award candidates and winners, IPMA partners, university students, World Congress presenters. Productive period at ProjeXchange-Event of the PMO SIG, London (UK), 2014 35 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  41. 41. IPMA Standards Standards are essential in an increasing complex world. They should enable collaboration within and across organisations in order to improve effectiveness and efficiency in project related activities. Globalization forces a lot of organisations to undertake projects in an multi-national and cross-cultural context. Thus, standards should give guidance for people to involved in such activities. IPMA and its Member Associations are involved in standardisation since the late 1960s. Besides developing its own global standards IPMA is engaged as category A liaison to the ISO/TC 258 Project, Programme and Portfolio Management and actively participates in the work being performed. Furthermore, IPMA is a full member of the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS), which provides independent reference benchmarks for project management standards and assessments. IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (IPMA ICB ®) The core standard of IPMA is the IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (ICB), now available in Version 4.0. Various stakeholders, managers and team members of projects, programmes and portfolios are using the ICB for their competence development. Within the IPMA 4-Level-Certification system, the IPMA ICB serves as the baseline for assessments. Furthermore, it can be used as a guide for consultants, trainers, lecturers and researchers. IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB ®) IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB) introduces the concept of organisational competence in managing projects. It is a holistic approach for organisations to strengthen their management of projects, programmes and portfolios. IPMA OCB offers insights for all organisations interested in understanding how to improve the ways projects, programmes and portfolios are managed in an organisation. IPMA Project Excellence Baseline ® (IPMA PEB) IPMA Project Excellence Baseline (IPMA PEB), aims at promoting competence in managing projects and programmes complementing our previous standards for individual competences (ICB) and organisational competences in managing projects (IPMA OCB). We now expect every excellent project to consider sustainability and environment with a long term perspective not as an option but rather as a default. In other words, IPMA have moved away from the past practice of allowing each project to decide what is in scope or not to a more normative approach of telling that considerations about sustainability and impact on the environment is a prerequisite for project excellence. 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 36
  42. 42. IPMA Training Aid Programmes (TAP) In 2008 IPMA launched its much appreciated and well-known Training Aid Programme (TAP) under its Education & Training Board. Under TAP, 1/2 – 1 day project management seminars are organized in interested non-IPMA member countries in association with local universities, government bodies, professional associations and other non-profit bodies. TAP offers training courses on project management either at an introductory level or at an advance level for audiences such as executives, managers, Government officials, and project Professionals. Project professionals are provided with new insights to the benefits of their PM competence. TAP is also a support system to help starting a new IPMA Member Association in a country with interests of moving the profession forward. Enthusiasts at IPMA Training Aid Programme, Ciudad de México (México), 2011 Fascinated delegates at IPMA Training Aid Programme with UNAPEC, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), 2013 37 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  43. 43. YOUNG CREW The Global Young Crew Workshop is the annual hightlight of the IPMA Young Crew family. Since 2005 Young Crew members from all over the world come together to learn, share experiences and develop Project Management during this three day event. Students and Young Professionals alike enjoy world class keynotes and interactive workshops and celebrate the international vibrant community. The Global Young Crew Workshop is the hub for ideas that creates new services and projects for the community such as GeCCo or the new Young Crew to Young Crew project. The Project Management Championships (PMC) Programme is a set of national competitions (projects) with an international final. The PMC is a global competition in which students studying project management in a higher education curriculum take on each other in project related rivalry. Purpose of the competition is to support project education, develop interest towards project management and at the same time provide a fun way to prove ones leadership and methodical skills. As with each IPMA project, participants will also have a great opportunity to network among other like-minded future professionals and organizations. During the academic year 2014/2015, 516 students from 6 countries- Spain, Finland, Serbia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Chile – competed in the Project Management Championships with the Finnish team winning the international finals. For the next project management championship’s with the final in Riga, we expect an even more challenging national round and a peculation final. The 9th IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop attracted over 80 young PM enthusiasts from more than 15 countries. 9th IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop – upwards and onwards Welcome guidance to a team at the Project Management Championships (PMC) 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 38
  44. 44. THE IPMA MEMBERSHIP On each of the following pages a flourishing national project management community has taken the opportunity to describe and explain itself – and provide links for more information, contact, participation – all leading towards a world in which all projects succeed. All of these contributions are greatly appreciated, welcomed and encouraged. 39 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  45. 45. ARGENTINA ................................................................ AUSTRALIA ................................................................. AUSTRIA ....................................................................... Azerbaijan ............................................................... BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ............................... Brazil .......................................................................... BULGARIA ................................................................... canada ....................................................................... CHILE ............................................................................. CHINA ........................................................................... COLoMBIA ................................................................... COSTA RICA ................................................................ CROATIA ....................................................................... Cyprus ........................................................................ Czech REPUBLIC ..................................................... DENMARK .................................................................... Dominican Republic ........................................... ECUADOR .................................................................... EGYpt ........................................................................... ESTONIA ...................................................................... FINLAND ...................................................................... FRANCE ........................................................................ Germany ................................................................... GREECE ........................................................................ GUATEMALA ............................................................... Hungary ................................................................... Iceland ....................................................................... INDIA ............................................................................. INDONESIA ................................................................. IRAN .............................................................................. Ireland ...................................................................... ITALY .............................................................................. KAZAKHSTAN ............................................................. KOSOVO ....................................................................... Latvia ........................................................................... LITHUANIA .................................................................. MALAYSIA .................................................................... MEXICO ........................................................................ NEPAL ........................................................................... NETHERLANDS ......................................................... Nigeria ........................................................................ NORWAY ...................................................................... PANAMA ....................................................................... PERÚ ............................................................................. POLAND ....................................................................... PORTUGAL .................................................................. ROMANIA ..................................................................... russia ......................................................................... SERBIA .......................................................................... SLOVAKIA .................................................................... SLOVENIA .................................................................... SOUTH AFRICA .......................................................... SPAIN ............................................................................ SWEDEN ...................................................................... Switzerland .......................................................... ROC (Taiwan) ........................................................... TURKEY ........................................................................ united kingdom .................................................... UKRAINE ...................................................................... United States ......................................................... URUGUAY .................................................................... 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101
  46. 46. ARGENTINA Argentinean Association of Project Management (AGP.A) A fter a year of work, the Project Management Association in Argentina (AGP.A) began its local registry in the last quarter of 2014, and was accepted by IPMA in September 2014. The AGP.A is taking its first steps, looking forward to be a reference in the area. Argentina is a large country in area, with centralised economic development. Buenos Aires is the leading city in importance and density. The larger projects are in the hinterland. This fact means the most important challenge for the AGP.A: planning of the opening of its shares to the whole country, giving equal opportunities to all professionals. Argentina is geographically located in South America. It is bordered by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. Argentina has a wide Atlantic Ocean coastline. It has a surface area of 2 780 400 km2, and a population of 41 446 246 inhabitants, with almost 40% of people located in Buenos Aires Province and the City of Buenos Aires. The official language is Spanish. In October 2014, Argentina launched its first satellite, ARSAT-1, into space from the base in Kourou, French Guiana. It will provide communication services to Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. DID YOU KNOW? The creation of the AGP.A - IPMA is the biggest challenge in the field of project management in our country, serving local needs for personal and professional development. The projected growth, under the “Work Network” model, implies the coverage of the entire country through regional nodes that incorporate local human resources committed to the IPMA features. The agreement with local institutions, within the area of project management, will provide technical resource in IPMA’s all training and broadcast actions. Email: info@agpa.org.ar Web: www.agpa.org.ar 41 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  47. 47. AUSTRALIA Australian Institute of Project Management T he Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia. Founded as the Project Management Forum in the late 1970’s, the AIPM has now grown to be the home of over 10 000 members amongst our eight state chapters. It is recognised by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism. The AIPM is currently the second largest member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), and is also the secretariat of the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm), an organisation initiated by the AIPM in early 2010. The organisation is led by CEO Yvonne Butler and a board of directors consisting of highly experienced project and industry professionals. Sydney Opera House, situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, is one of the most distinctive buildings of the 20th century and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world. DID YOU KNOW? The AIPM is a member-based organisation which exists to serve its members and project managers in the region. It has led the way in terms of developing project management standards and competency frameworks in the region, and was recently appointed as the regional certifying body for IPMA. In 2016, the AIPM will be proud to host the first IPMA Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Sydney. As a result, the AIPM now delivers local and international certifications concurrently. The AIPM is the voice of project management in Australia, and its vision is to be regarded as a world authority on project management practices and competency, and to provide top quality and relevant services to our members and partners. AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project managers and related project personnel, all of whom play a key part in the achievement of business objectives – not just project objectives. Email: info@aipm.com.au Web: www.aipm.com.au 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 42
  48. 48. AUSTRIA PROJEKT MANAGEMENT AUSTRIA (pma) P rojekt Management Austria (pma) currently has 1150 members and is Austria’s largest PM association. Established in the „Wild Sixties“ and registered as a non-profit association in 1973, pma nowadays is a well- established and highly recognised organisation. pma provides a platform for communication, professional training and (inter)national exchange. A wide range of events are organised by pma, the two most important ones being the PM congress “pma focus” and the “pma award gala dinner”. Austria is a small but beautiful country in the heart of Europe. It has a long and eventful history with the origins of modern- day Austria dating back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty. With an area of 84 000 km2 and approximately 8 million inhabitants, Austria consists of 9 independent federal states. The terrain is highly mountainous and the climate moderate. Austria is internationally renowned for its contributions to music, arts and sciences. Vienna, Austria’s capital, was ranked the world’s most liveable city by the famous Mercer’s 2015 Study - for the 6h time in a row! DID YOU KNOW? pma operates as the official IPMA certification body in Austria and represents Austria within the IPMA. pma and IPMA have always had close ties – from the first IPMA World Congress taking place in Vienna in 1967 to Brigitte Schaden, president of pma functioning as president of IPMA in 2009 and 2010. On a national level, pma puts special emphasis on support and professional development of the next generations. Through the pma young crew and a range of diverse activities, pma cooperates with schools, universities and other educational institutions. Email: office@p-m-a.at Web: www.p-m-a.at 43 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  49. 49. Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Project Management Association (AzPMA) A zerbaijan Project Management Association (AzPMA) was established in 1999 and within last 15 years has been implementing a range of successful projects. Azerbaijan is very proud to be given the opportunity to host the CoD Meeting of IPMA in Baku, 2012. The mission of AzPMA is to form methods of business management in Azerbaijan on the basis of international standards of project management. Azerbaijan (official name: the Republic of Azerbaijan) is situated at the crossroads of the continents, between West and East, in the heart of the Trans-Caucasian transport corridor. Azerbaijan is a country with a very rich and ancient culture. On the territory of the present-day Republic, which was a junction of trade-routes from Asia to Europe in ancient times, 6308 historical, archaeological and architectural monuments can be found. Baku is divided into eleven administrative districts. The Inner City of Baku, along with the Shirvanshahs’ Palace and the Maiden Tower, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. DID YOU KNOW? AzPMA is proactive in the market of intellectual services, in the field of modern technologies of project management and it helps the development of companies. Main areas of AzPMA’s activity: advancement and introduction of international project management standards, their coordination with the national systems of management in the Republic of Azerbaijan, certification of managers in project management on international standards of the IPMA, creation of special conditions of AzPMA membership and organisation of sharing experiences between project managers in membership club. Email: info@ipma.az Web: www.ipma.az 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 44
  50. 50. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Project Management Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina P roject Management Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the newest members of IPMA. Officially, it was introduced into the IPMA family in March 2011. That same year, the Association was honored to be the organiser of the Executive Board meeting in Sarajevo. Despite the fact that the Association exists for just a little over three years, it has been very active in terms of promotion and presentation of IPMA in BiH, which has resulted in almost 280 certified project managers during those three years of existence. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in Southeastern Europe, situated in the west of the Balkan Peninsula. To the north, west and southeast it is bordered by Croatia, to the east by Serbia and to the southeast by Montenegro. It is composed of two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Srpska. In addition to extremely fertile land it abounds forests and fresh water springs. Bosnia and Herzegovina has got many beautiful rivers. Una River is 212 km long and considered probably the most beautiful river in the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is characterized by long canyons, cascades and numerous rapids and waterfalls. DID YOU KNOW? PMA of BiH is an opportunity for educated young people to improve their knowledge in the field of project management through learning and volunteering. These opportunities may lead them to more successful mastering of business activities which could help the successful transition of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the European Union. PMA of BiH strongly supports them by organising numerous seminars and conferences. Email: office@uup.ba Web: www.uup.netii.net 45 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  51. 51. Brazil International Project Management Association Brasil (IPMA Brasil) I nternational Project Management Association Brasil (IPMA Brasil) was established in December 2009, and was accepted into the IPMA Family in 2010. As the biggest country in Latin America, Brazil is very proud to have been the part of the IPMA LATNET initiative since 2014. IPMA Brasil has a key role in project management in Brazil, since for the first time, the system thinking approach of the IPMA eye of competence could be noticed by companies and universities, and understood as a complete model to evaluate the individual professional contribution to business results. Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas. A Brazilian inventor called Santos Dumont is responsible for inventing a machine heavier than the air, which could take off by itself, fly along 100 meters and land! Yes, we are talking about the airplane! The same inventor was responsible for the creation of a wristwatch! DID YOU KNOW? IPMA Brasil has only one focus: to deliver PM results through PM competent professionals. The pursuit for excellence is presented by our classes, workshops, and all initiatives that our executive board provides for Brazilian PM Community. IPMA Brazil aided to create the biggest in-company initiative programme of Master in Project Management: almost 30 classes for the biggest oil company in Brazil, provided by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. This example proves that we are promoting integration of various projects, programme and portfolio management references for the development of PM competences and the contribution to excellence in organisations. Email: contato@ipmabrasil.org Web: www.ipmabrasil.com 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 46
  52. 52. BULGARIA Bulgarian Project Management Association (BPMA) B ulgarian Project Management Association (BPMA) was established in April 2002 and was accepted to IPMA in October 2004. BPMA represents the interests of a wide range of local experts from the private sector, government and local authorities, working in the field of project management. BPMA is a non-profit organisation, which has a goal to affirm and develop modern project management practices among local experts. We believe that good results are always preceded by serious efforts in organisation and communication, so our main focus is in bringing up the skills and knowledge of our members. Bulgaria is located in Southeastern Europe and is an important transport connection between Europe and Asia. It borders Black Sea to the east, Romania to the west, Serbia and Macedonia to the north, and Greece and Turkey to the south. Bulgaria is a parliamentary republic. In 2004 the country joined NATO and since 2007 has been a part of the European Union. Bulgarian territory has one of the most ancient cultural heritages in the world. Next to the many historical monuments, the country abounds with many natural sights and phenomena. The oldest processed gold in the world, dated to approximately 4500 BC, was discovered in Bulgaria. Some of the oldest scripts in the world have been found here. DID YOU KNOW? Bulgaria is becoming a preferred investment destination for companies from an increasing number of sectors, as well as a space for the realisation of European projects. In this regard, BPMA supports the economic development of the country, actively working on the introduction of high professional standards in project management and promotion of the project management profession as a highly specific field, with an application in all areas of business. BPMA collaborated in the preparation and implementation of projects that contribute to the sustainable development of Bulgaria. Email: bpma@project.bg Web: www.project.bg 47 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  53. 53. canada Project Management Association of Canada (PMAC) / Association de gestion de projet du Canada (AGPC) P roject Management Association of Canada (PMAC) was founded in 2006 and registered with the Canadian Ministry of Industry in 2007. PMAC joined IPMA as a transitional member in March 2009, and as a full member in March 2012. PMAC had the honour of hosting IPMA’s internal bi-annual assembly of its delegates (known as Council of Delegates) in March 2014, at the Hotel One King West in Toronto; an event that was attended by 60 people from about 30 countries. What’s so special about PMAC is its ability to run its operations (board meetings, certifications, trainings) via virtual means, e.g. on-line test for IPMA certifications levels C & D, on-line payments for certification applicants and membership renewals, etc. Canada is in the northern part of the continent of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million km2 in total, comprising of 6 time zones, making it the world’s second largest country by total area and the fourth largest country by land area. Canada’s common border with the United States forms the world’s longest land border. 10% of the world’s forests is in Canada. Although PMAC is a fairly new member of IPMA, and it has been actively present in many IPMA internal events and activities (Council of Delegates meetings, membership of IPMA boards, Certification System Panel meetings, and various task forces and workshops) and external events (World Congresses, Project Award Galas, Expert Seminars), it has made some positive impacts in the Canadian corporate environment too. 36 IPMA certificates (of which 6 are at levels A & B) have already been issued to the certification applicants, and 670 PMAC certificates to the agile project certification applicants. Apart from that, PMAC has been an active partner to a global corporation (Thales in Canada and US), in the areas of PM competence assessment and IPMA certification. Email: info@pmac-agpc.ca Web: www.pmac-agpc.ca The man who invented basketball in 1891 was Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian living in Massachusetts. The longest street in the world is in Canada. Yonge Street in Ontario starts at Lake Ontario, and runs north through Ontario to the Minnesota border (almost 2000 km). DID YOU KNOW? 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 48
  54. 54. CHILE Chilean Corporation of Project Management (CCDP) T he Chilean Corporation of Project Management (Corporación Chilena de Dirección de Proyectos, CCDP was accepted by IPMA as a TMA in September 2011. Nowadays, the CCDP is consolidating its presence in Chile through the participation of an increasing number of individuals and institutional members. The CCDP is becoming a well-known institution in the area of Project Management in Chile and recognised for its contributions. Chile is a very long and narrow country, located in the southwestern part of South America. The capital of Chile is the City of Santiago, a modern and very dynamic city. Its population reaches more than 17 million people and its territory encompasses an astounding and rough geography. Chile’s main exports are copper, fruits, wine, salmon, as well as many other products. One of the most famous projects carried out by a team of Chilean authorities, local and foreign project managers and engineers, was the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in a mine for more than one and a half months. The whole world followed this rescue on TV. DID YOU KNOW? One of the main activities during 2014 was the organisation of a successful International Seminar on Current and Future Challenges of Project Management, which counted around 100 attendants. The keynote speaker of the Seminar was Dr. Hernán de Solminihac, a former Chilean Minister of Public Work. Lecturers of the Seminar from IPMA were Dr. Mladen Radjukovic, Dr. Jesús Martínez Almela, and Mr. David Hudson. Mr. Roy Williamson represented LATNET and Dr. Alfredo Serpell the CCDP. This activity is aligned with the mission of CCDP to promote project management knowledge in Chile and to contribute to the advancement of this discipline. Email: contacto@ccdp-ipma.cl Web: www.ccdp-ipma.com 49 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  55. 55. CHINA Project Management Research Committee, China (PMRC) P roject Management Research Committee, China (PMRC) is the UNIQUE trans-industry, non-profit national association on project management in China. PMRC was established in June 1991 and was accepted to IPMA in 1996. PMRC is the unique umbrella PM association in China, connecting closely with other industry–oriented and regional PM organizations in China. The members of PMRC are distributed in more than 30 provinces and different industry fields such as aviation, aerospace, information technology, metallurgy, coal industry, irrigation works, architecture, shipbuilding, petrochemistry, mining, mechanical industry, weaponry, education, government, etc. China (official name: the People’s Republic of China) is an Asian country which lies in the east of Asia. China is one of the largest countries in the world with a territory over 9 600 000 km2, a population of more than 1.3 billion, which is the quarter of the world’s population, and the world’s second largest GDP. China’s High-speed train’s core components, traction power transmission system and network control system have achieved a label “created in China“. China’s High-speed railway network exceeds 16 000 kilometers in length, which makes it the longest high-speed railway in the world. DID YOU KNOW? The mission of PMRC is to promote the development of the discipline and the profession of project management in China, as well as to accelerate the exchange and cooperation in the field of PM between China and overseas. Email: pm_org_cn@126.com Web: www.pmrc.org.cn 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 50
  56. 56. COLoMBIA Association of Engineering Projects Colombia (aiPco) T he Association of Engineering Projects Colombia is an organisation that seeks to attest the scientific, technological and innovation skills that a person can have in the field of project management . Social, economic, political and cultural impact that has made proper use of the methodology management, is an obligatory subject in the national and global reflection. aiPco offers its services in the agricultural, petrochemical, educational and service sectors. Columbia is the third country in the world in terms of water resources (1200 rivers -258 great rivers, 1600 lakes, 4500 micro basins and 1900 swamps). It is the second largest exporter of flowers in the world and has the greatest diversity of species of flowers, more than 50 000, 3500 of which are orchids and 233 are native orchids. Columbian coffee is recognized all over the world. Columbia is the third largest producer of coffee and has the largest coffee research centre in the world. Columbia is the largest producer of emeralds in the world, world’s leading producer of bamboo (Bambusa angustifolia) and the second largest producer of blackberries. The Cerrejon mine in Columbia is the world’s largest opened coal mine. DID YOU KNOW? Columbia has the largest theatre festival in the world. 102 indigenous tribes enrich its cultural diversity. Two of the highlights of prehistory in Latin America are in Colombia: Lost City and St. Augustine. Columbia has 1025 known folk rhythms and is the birthplace of Vallenato. Email: info@ipmaco.com Web: www.ipmaco.com 51 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  57. 57. COSTA RICA Asociación de Dirección de Proyectos IPMA (ADIPRO) T he Asociación de Dirección de Proyectos IPMA in Costa Rica (ADIPRO) was established in 2011. Costa Rica´s growing economy depends on the successful design and implementation of projects in both public and private sector. ADIPRO´s main objective is to popularise IPMA National Competency Baselines and the certification of professional project managers, capable of overseeing successful projects in diverse areas such as IT, social welfare, infrastructure, exports, tourism, and many others. Costa Rica (official name: the Republic of Costa Rica) is a Latin American country, geographically located on the Central American isthmus, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panamá to the south. Costa Rica plans to become the first carbon-neutral country in the world by 2021. DID YOU KNOW? ADIPRO´s aim is to develop the profession of project management in Costa Rica. The association works closely with several leading universities and institutes in the country that offer project management curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in order to foster the growth of a critical mass of professional project directors, capable of guiding the country´s growth and development. Email: info@adipro.cr Web: www.adipro.cr 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 52
  58. 58. CROATIA Croatian Association for Project Management C roatian Association for Project Management (CAMP) was established in May 1999. At the IPMA 15th World Congress, held from 22 – 25 May 2000, CAPM was accepted to IPMA - International Project Management Association. Our mission is to actively promote project management values, as well as the values of the certification system and to develop project management profession through our activities. We are the main support to Young Crew Croatia because we believe in their knowledge and energy! Croatia (official name: the Republic of Croatia) is a European country, geographically located at the transition between Central and Southeast Europe. Croatia is ranked as one of the most popular tourist destination in the world. Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. It was also the first European country to develop commercial naturist resorts. During the Croatian history, the most significant cultural influences came from Central Europe and the Mediterranean cultural circle. Croatian inventors are responsible for numerous inventions. Among most popular Croatian inventions are parachute, torpedo, airship, Apaurin, pen and even a tie! DID YOU KNOW? Our vision is to be the leading organisation for project management that will actively work on setting professional standards, improving educational programmes in public and private educational institutions and provide support to institutions that want to improve their organisational skills using the best project management practices. Email: capm@grad.hr Web: www.capm.hr 53 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  59. 59. Cyprus Cyprus Project Management Society (CPMS) T he Cyprus Project Management Society (CPMS), is a non-profit organisation established in February 2008 with the objective to promote international project management standards and techniques in Cyprus and to introduce the benefits from the application of a project management culture in companies and the society in general. The effort will entail the institutionalisation of the project management profession in Cyprus through the introduction of international project management standards and techniques and the promotion of accredited project management academic and professional certifications, to students and local professionals. Cyprus is a small island with a vast amount of history. Here you’ll find an archaeological site dating to the 4th century BC. But that isn’t what makes Paphos historically unique -- the remains of ancient tombs, fortresses and palaces have made the whole town a Unesco World Heritage Site. Carnival in Cyprus is a unique blend of ancient Greek and later traditions. To be exact, the Cypriot dessert wine commandaria is recognised as the world’s oldest named wine. Cypriot legend claims Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was born and rose from the foam (“afros,” in Greek) near a rock off what’s now Aphrodite’s Beach DID YOU KNOW? As a member driven professional organisation the CPMS is always open for collaborations with other prestigious international bodies, active in the wider management discipline that can add value to its members, the business community and the society in general. Email: info@cpms.org.cy Web: www.cpms.org.cy 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 54
  60. 60. Czech REPUBLIC Spolecnost pro projektové rízení (SPR) F ounded in February 1990, Spolecnost pro projektové rízení (SPR) was accepted as a member of IPMA in 1993. We are a professional umbrella organisation for project managers in the Czech Republic. We promote project management in private, non-profit and academic sectors, as well as in various fields of human activities. We organise professional conferences, lectures, workshops and the Project Manager of the Year competition. Actively participating in IPMA ICB4 and ICRG 4.0. project versions, we are the second partner organisation that introduced the certification process for consultants. We are proud of our representatives that have been elected to the Young Crew international committee. Situated in the very heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is a landlocked country with a rich history, which offers a wealth of cultural, historical and natural places of interest, all concentrated in a relatively small space. Prague is among the most frequently visited cities in the world. Besides its cultural heritage, the Czech Republic is also known for its top quality spa care and beer production. Famous Czechs include the Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha, composers Antonin Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana, marathon runner Emil Zatopek and the writers Franz Kafka and Milan Kundera. The Czech chemist Otto Wichterle invented the soft contact lenses in 1959. DID YOU KNOW? Email: sekretariat@ipma.cz Web: www.ipma.cz 55 50th Anniversary IPMA book®
  61. 61. DENMARK Danish Project Management Association / IPMA Denmark O ur association was founded in 1975 with focus on project planning. The bylaws stated that the association should be terminated after ten years, which inspired a very active decade. After the closing, the interested members signed up for direct membership of IPMA – and formed a network of project management. After a second decade, the use of the IPMA® Certification led to a re-founding of the association in 1996 – and since 2006 we have been an institution for Danish Project Management. The Kingdom of Denmark consists of Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland. It is the oldest continuing kingdom headed by the same royal family since the 10th century. The Constitution has been adjusted stepwise – mainly in the spirit of negotiation – to the needs of various epochs and since 1849 Denmark has been a constitutional monarchy, today headed by Queen Margrethe the Second. Denmark is one of the countries with the highest degree of mutual trust and the lowest degree of corruption. It influences the way of managing projects. DID YOU KNOW? Based on the IPMA Competence Baseline, ICB3, in cooperation with Norway and Sweden, we have spent a huge effort on developing a National Competence Baseline (NCB) for Scandinavia. It has proved to be an effective tool for assessments during IPMA® Certification processes and for promotion of self-learning. Based on the NCB, we have developed a short and clean version, which is broadly applied in organisations for continuous competence development. The ICB is also the core of our successful implementation of the IPMA® Registration of education. Email: info@danskprojektledelse.dk Web: www.danskprojektledelse.dk 50th Anniversary IPMA book® 56
  62. 62. Dominican Republic Dominican Association of Project Management (ADGP) D ominican Association of Project Management (ADGP) was established in January 2014 and was accepted to IPMA as a TMA in March 2014. In November 2014 ADGP was the host of the First Regional Energy Forum, held in Santo Domingo, with the participation of national and international expert speakers of the electricity sector. This occasion was the scene of the IPMA LATNET awards 2014, recognizing the Dominican Electricity Transmission Company (ETED) as the Benefactor of the year due to work towards strengthening the IPMA culture in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is a country on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. It borders Haiti to the west, which makes Hispaniola one of the two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. With 48 445 km2 and 10 million people, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean country. As Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola in 1492, it became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, namely Santo Domingo, the country’s capital and Spain’s first capital in the New World. DID YOU KNOW? With 36 professionals certified in less than one year, ADGP is gaining wide recognition in the Dominican Republic as the leading institution in development and dissemination of knowledge on best practices of project management in the public sector, private sector and academia, providing a platform that offers great opportunities, helping its members to have a successful career as project, programme and portfolio managers, developing products and services that improve performance in their organisations, society and the country. Through its Young Crew Team (PM-Joven), the association provides networking scenarios that allow young people to share ideas and challenges and improve their skills as project managers. Email: info@adgp-ipma.do Web: www.adgp-ipma.do 57 50th Anniversary IPMA book®

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