The ICB (IPMA Competence Baseline) provides the official definition of the competences expected from project management professionals for certification using the universal IPMA four-level-certification system. National cultural differences are addressed in National Competence Baselines (NCB) by adding specific competence elements and content to the ICB. Validation of the NCBs by IPMA ensures their conformity to the ICB and the global recognition of certificates awarded by the national certification systems.
Although ICB is indispensable for project management professionals and Certification Bodies, it is not sufficient for training. It should be supported with appropriate materials who will assist in the understanding of the context of each competence area at the level of detail necessary to practice or speak about or teach project management, develop courses and further training materials and assist certification candidates.
This link provides access to sessions from the 26th IPMA World Congress in Crete, as recorded and offered by The PM Channel. They were exhibition partners at the Congress, recorded a series of very interesting interviews, and many of the Congress Sessions. As part of a special arrangement, many of the recorded segments are now available through IPMA’s Education & Training Board, and the E&T Chair, Dr. John-Paris Pantouvakis (login details are required – for access, contact your Member Association or Contact us)
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|Title: Better Practices of Project Management
Publisher: Van Haren Publishing
Author: John HermarijThe IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB) gives a clear description of this profession based on 46 competence elements. This book gives the essential theoretical and practical background of each competence element, based on the leading sources.Each chapter is based on the same structure: Definitions, Introduction, Process Steps, Special topics.
Read a review of this book here
|Title: Project Management (10th Edition)
Author: Denis Lock
Project Management explains the entire project management process in great detail, demonstrating techniques from simple charts to detailed computer applications. The author has expanded discussion of topics such as supply chain management and the project management office (PMO), and there are new chapters about implementing change management projects and the role of senior managers in supporting projects.
Read the book review by E&T Board member Constanta Bodea here
|Title: Handbook of Project Management (4th edition)
Edited by: Former IPMA President, Rodney TurnerThis book is intended as a handbook for project management practitioners. It gives an introduction & overview of, the essential knowledge required for managing projects. A team of experienced practitioners have been selected to introduce the reader to the knowledge & skills required to manage projects.
Read the book review by E&T Board member Gianfranco Salamone here
|Title: Proactive Project Management
Author: Morten Fangel
Published: October 2013
The entire book offers a much-needed supplement to the existing literature on project management – promoting new thinking and methods for consideration by a project manager who can then reflect and profit even more from previous management books and from personal experience.
|Title: “English for Project Management”
Author: Ana Skledar Matijevicqa
ISBN: 978-953-7670-41-2“English for Project Management” is in essence an ESP (English for Specific Purposes) book that’s also ideal for learning “Project Management the IPMA (International Project Management Association) Way”.
See a brief presentation on the book here.
|Title: “Project Manager”
Authors: Schelle, Ottmann & Pfeiffer
ISBN: 3-924841-30-6Professional Project Management is the basis for successful projects and an increasing number of companies rely on this form of organisation and work. The IPMA’s national member associations certify the project managers that these companies need. This textbook provides project managers with all the knowledge they need for this certification.
|Title: Project Management
Publisher: Van Haren Publishing
Authors: Henny Portman & Jan Willem Donselaar & Bert HedemanThe second edition of this book does justice to PMO professionals’ needs for recognition & appreciation of their added value for projects, programmes & portfolios.
|The PM Baseline (published by PM Austria), is not just useful for individuals who are learning about or who work in project management. It is also useful for project management trainers, who can use it as a guide for the preparation of project management training programmes in schools, colleges of higher education, universities and companies.
The PM Baseline is available to download here
|Title: Sixteen Stories
Authors: Tom Taylor & Rob Dee”Project management is the culture of the systematic translation of ideas into tangible results & goals. In this book the authors introduce us to this culture through 16 exciting stories, clearly showing how project management is not something new and trendy, but a philosophy of human advancement, inherent in all enterprise” Prof. Mladen Vukomanovic – IPMA Young Crew Management Board.
|Title: Global Standards & Publications
“In this rapidly changing environment most things should and could be more easy. The use of standards and frameworks gives everyone the same language thus minimizing the chance of errors due to unclear communication. To assist communication on, this book provides basic summary of 36 business standards. But standards alone won’t produce better results; it is all up to the people using them, or in other words, it is all up to you!”
|Title: Handbook of People in Project Management
Editors: Dennis Lock and Lindsey Scott
ISBN number: 9781409437857This Handbook provides a complete guide to the human dimensions involved in projects.
Read the book review by E&T Board member Hans Knoepfel here
|Title: ISO 21500 Project Management Standard – Characteristics, Comparison and Implementation
Editors: Nino Grau, Constanta-Nicoleta Bodea
Year of Publication: 2013
See a brief presentation on the book here
All participants in the 27th IPMA World Congress can now take advantage of a 40% discount on any books in the Gower catalogue up to Dec 1st 2013 – so we are providing you with a link to the new 2014 PM Book e-catalogue and a reminder of your discount code: G13HXS40. Links to the PM Book catalogue are below – we hope your discount code proves useful:
New Project Management books 2014 flipbook: http://bit.ly/1cXLelI
New Project Management books 2014 pdf: http://bit.ly/XmMzdN
|Title: Dioikisi-Diaheirisi Ergon me to protypo tou IPMA (Project Management with IPMA standards).
Author: John-Paris Pantouvakis
The book is the first one in Greek to describe the IPMA standards aimed at improving project management processes in organizations, educating professional project managers and project team members and assisting IPMA certification candidates wishing to undertake the IPMA examinations in Greek.
More information (in Greek) is available here
The E&T Board with the contribution of the Member Associations, also maintains, lists of educational resources of use to professional project managers and certification candidates in different countries and cultural settings.
Austria: Literature in German and English from Projekt Management Austria
Azerbaijan: Literature in Russian and Azeri from AzPMA
Finland: Literature in English from PMA Finland
Germany: Literature in German and English from GPM
Russia: Literature in Russian and English from SOVNET
Sweden: Literature in Swedish and English from the Swedish Project Management Association
UK: Literature in English from APM
USA: Book reviews from asapm
Additional IPMA Member Associations are encouraged to submit their suggestions and literature lists both in English and their local language. Also, perspective authors, editors and publishers of project management books as well as developers of training materials may want to contact Dr. John-Paris Pantouvakis of the E&T Board (see the Contact E&T page) for possible inclusion of their existing or planned training resources in the recommended literature list.