IPMA Delta® Benefits and References

With IPMA Delta certification, organisations …

  • obtain a leading, international certification of their project management competence,
  • identify their areas of improvement and actions needed to improve their project management,
  • start a continuous improvement process with measureable objectives,
  • achieve better results in projects, programmes and portfolios through a more efficient and effective management,
  • raise visibility of project management in their organisation,
  • develop project management and learn from IPMA Delta’s local and international assessors,
  • determine their status quo in project management and benchmark it against other organisations, and
  • improve their market position through the Delta Effect.

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Tasly (2012), IPMA Delta Class 3 Standardised certificate

  • The assessment was organized by PMRC and conducted by Reinhard Wagner as Lead Assessor and Gerrit Koch as Co-Assessor. From PMRC the following people observed the assessment: Mrs. Xue Yan, Mr. Ou Lixiong, Mr. Wang Weidong, and Mr. You Wan. The on-site visit was performed July 24 through 26 2012 in Tianjin. During the three days of the visit an intensive schedule with several managerial functions, project managers and staff members as well as support personnel could be successfully completed.
  • The client was granted an IPMA Delta Competence Class 3 “Standardised” certificate (“There are fully defined PM standards, structures and processes in place which are mostly applied throughout the organisation.” for a medium-sized manufacturing organisation;
  • Testimonial: “Through decades of advocating and promotion project management, Tasly has formed the innovative project management culture and a flatmatrix and flexible organizational structure. In order to continuous improvement of our Project Management to ensure that we can meet the requirements of the board of directors and demands of customers better, we sincerely invite the IPMA to assess our Organisational Competence in Project Management. We are very proud to be the first one in China to apply for it, successfully accept the comprehensive assessment by experts team and award the certification of Class 3 – Standardized. It is an inspection and recognition for our more than ten years project management practice and exploration, and at the same time, the assessor’s advices indicated a direction for project management ability construction and continuous improvement. We will seriously consider the assessor’s advices, optimize project management system and make every effort to build a new benchmark for Chinese manufacturing enterprise’s project management.” Lee Wen, General Manager of Tasly.

 

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Nizhny Tagil (2012) IPMA Delta Class 2 Defined certificate

  • The assessment of Nizhny Tagil Plant of Steel Structures» Ltd (NTZMK) was organized by the Certification Center SOVNET – CERT, Russian Project Management Association SOVNET. The assessment was conducted by Sergey Bushuyev as Lead Assessor, Gerrit Koch as Co-Assessor and Alexey Polkovnikov as observer.  IPMA Delta manager was Oxana Klimenko, Head of SOVNET – CERT. The on-site visit was performed June 13 through 15, 2012 in Nizhny Tagil. During the three days of the visit an intensive schedule with several managerial functions, project managers and staff members as well as support personnel could be successfully completed.
  • The client was granted an IPMA Delta Competence Class 2 “Defined” certificate (“There are partially defined PM standards, structures and processes in place which are partially applied in the organisation”) for Investment Projects Department in the Steel Structures Production sector;
  • Testimonial: Nizhny Tagil Plant of Steel Structures» Ltd (NTZMK) is the leading producer of a construction steel metalwork of an industrial, civil and special purposes. Wide experience of NTZMK in development of design, technological documentation, production of metal structures, the modern and unique equipment allow to let out production corresponding to the highest international standards of quality. Creation of corporate project management system is one of key success factors, considerable step towards our partners. In 2012 we applied to SOVNET/IPMA with a request to carry out an assessment of our organizational competence in the area of project management. In June, 2012 following the results of an independent international assessment IPMA confirmed the compliance of NTZMK corporate project management system to the second class of maturity according to IPMA Delta standard. We are proud having reached the second class of maturity that testifies our ability to carry out projects qualitatively not only by national, but also the international scale. We will continue to develop the PM system in the spheres recommended for improvement by the assessors and to increase competence of the personnel, to reach higher level of professionalism in satisfaction of expectations of our clients, to provide the balanced growth”. General Director of Nizhny Tagil Plant of Steel Structures Vitaly Viktorovich Parfyonov www.ntzmk.ru.

 

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EESK (2012), IPMA Delta Class 2 Defined certificate

  • The assessment for Ekaterinburg Electro Network Company (EESK) was organized by the Certification Center SOVNET – CERT, Russian Project Management Association SOVNET. The assessment was conducted by Reinhard Wagner as Lead Assessor and Sergey Bushuyev as Co-Assessor. Alexey Polkovnikov from SOVNET accompanied both as observer. IPMA Delta manager was Oxana Klimenko, Head of SOVNET – CERT. The on-site visit was performed April 04 through 06 2012 in Yekaterinburg. During the three days of the on-site visit an intensive schedule with several managerial functions, project managers and staff members as well as support personnel could be successfully completed.
  • The client was granted an IPMA Delta Competence Class 2 “Defined” certificate (“There are partially defined PM standards, structures and processes in place which are partially applied in the organisation”) for a medium-sized organisation in the field of electrical networks. EESK has become the first electrical networks company in Russia that passed the assessment and proved that its corporate system of project management meets the requirements of organizational competence on project management.
  • Testimonial: “We are proud that our company has become the first in Russian electrical networks companies to pass the international IPMA Delta assessment and get the certificate confirming the 2-nd class according to this model. It is important for us to be assessed against the international best practices. The assessors showed us our strong and weak points. We know now where to go and how to develop our PM corporate system to achieve new competitive advantages.” Alexandr Semerikov, EESK General Director, www.eesk.ru.

 

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WestLB (2011): IPMA Delta class 4, managed certificate

  • The assessment was organized by PM-ZERT and conducted by Reinhard Wagner as Lead Assessor and Sandra Bartsch-Beuerlein as Co-Assessor. Wolfgang Cronenbroeck from PM-ZERT accompanied both as observer. The on-site visit was performed September 29 through 30 2011 in Düsseldorf. During the two days of the visit an intensive schedule with several managerial functions, project managers and staff members as well as support personnel  could be successfully completed.
  • The client was granted an IPMA Delta class 4 “Managed” certificate (“There are fully defined PP&P standards, structures and processes in place which are fully applied throughout the organisation, which the Management actively controls” for a medium-sized bank;
  • Testimonial: “For many years, WestLB AG has had a strong project management culture. The relevant structures and processes as well as project management competences are regularly updated to reflect market standards. In particular, today’s challenges demand high quality project management. The recent assessment by GPM, an independent institution, has confirmed the quality of WestLB project management organisation. We are delighted to have obtained IPMA Delta Class 4. The service provided by GPM, the approach used for the assessment and the recommendations for improvement entirely met our expectations.” Andreas Bolte, WestLB AG, Head of Project Portfolio Management.
German Gref, President of Sberbank, in the photo receiving the certificate from Sergey Bushuyev, IPMA Delta assessor.

Sberbank (2010): IPMA Delta class 2, defined certificate

  • The pilot was organized by SOVNET and conducted by Reinhard Wagner as Lead Assessor, Sergey Bushuyev and Gerrit Koch as Assessors. They were accompanied by Vladimir Burkov from SOVNET. The on-site visit happened in the timeframe of December 20 through 23 2010 in Moscow. During the three days of the visit an intensive schedule with the Deputy Head of the IT Block, several business line managers, project managers, project staff and support personnel has been completed.
  • The client was granted an IPMA Delta class 2 “Defined” certificate (“There are partially defined PP&P standards, structures and processes in place which are partially applied in the organisation” for large size organisations in the IT sector
  • Testimonial: “It is surprising for me that our competency development model for Sberbank of Russia has similar principles as the international IPMA Delta model.  Now we are sure that we are heading in the right direction with our strategic development and we can achieve our very ambitious goals in 2014 to enter the five largest banks in the world”, German Gref, President of Sberbank.

 

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Swisscom (2010): IPMA Delta class 4, managed certificate

  • The pilot was organized by PM-ZERT and conducted by Reinhard Wagner as Lead Assessor and Sandra Bartsch-Beuerlein as Assessor. Both were accompanied by Hans Knöpfel from Swiss Project Management Association and Chair of CVMB. The on-site visit was performed October 19 through 21 2010 in Bern and Zurich. During the three days of the visit an intensive schedule with a member of the Executive Board, several managerial functions, project managers and staff members as well as support personnel could be successfully completed.
  • The client was granted an IPMA Delta class 4 “Managed” certificate (“There are fully defined PP&P standards, structures and processes in place which are fully applied throughout the organisation, which the Management actively controls” ;
  • Testimonial: “Swisscom IT Services offers the professional processing of IT projects, the stable operation of complex IT infrastructures as well as the highly secure storage of sensitive data, thereby enabling our customers to concentrate on their core business. Continuous improvement of our Project Management is key for success. Therefore we asked GPM/IPMA to assess our Organisational Competence in Project Management. We are proud having reached IPMA Delta Level 4 and we appreciated the feedback of an independent assessment. We will develop the suggested improvement areas to get more professional in meeting our customers expectations.” Brigitte Gerber, Head of Transition & Project Management, Swisscom IT Services.

Topalis (2010): IPMA Delta class 1, initial certificate

  • The pilot was organized by PM-ZERT and conducted by Reinhard Wagner as Lead Assessor and Ralf J. Roeschlein as Assessor. Both were accompanied by Dieter Eysel from PM-ZERT. The on-site visit happened from January 12 through 14 2010 in Stuttgart. During the three days of the visit an intensive schedule with the COO, several Project Managers and team members as well as support functions could be successfully completed.
  • The client was granted an IPMA Delta class 1 “Initial” certificate (“The achievements of Project Management are at a personal level. There are individuals who perform well, but PP&P performance is coincidental. The organisation has no formal PP&P standards, structures and processes in place” for small size organisations in the IT sector
  • Testimonial: “Topalis AG is offering a broad range of enduring IT and Web solutions through four subsidiaries. Project Management is becoming one of our core competences in order to serve our customers to the maximum extent. Therefore we asked GPM to assess our Organisational Competence in Project Management. We appreciated the results very much, showing our strengths and weaknesses in a 360 degree approach and giving us directions for further improvements. This will help us tremendously to meet our customers` requirements.Tom Uhl, CEO.

Chernobyl (2009): IPMA Delta class 3, standardised certificate

  • The pilot was organized by UPMA and conducted by Reinhard Wagner as Lead Assessor and Sergey Bushuyev as Assessor. Both were accompanied by Alexandr Tovb, IPMA Vice President Certification. The on-site visit happened 21st and 22nd December 2009 in the City of Slavutich, a small town north of Kiev;
  • The client was granted an IPMA Delta class 3 “standardized” certificate (“There are fully defined PP&P standards, structures and processes in place which are mostly applied throughout the organisation) for large size organisations in the energy sector;
  • Testimonial: “To be the first organization being certified by IPMA Delta is a great honor and responsibility. Developing our project management capabilities was a challenging journey to us. We understand that competent management of complex programs with a high level of uncertainty and risk is the key to the success. We pay great attention education through master’s programs in project management and will actively use global best practices for further improvements.Igor Gramotkin, General Director of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station.