IPMA: International Project Management Association http://ipma.ch Moving Forward Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:28:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The IPMA News Section http://ipma.ch/2013/the-ipma-news-section/ http://ipma.ch/2013/the-ipma-news-section/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:20:51 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=348241 Continued]]> nw-news-iconIPMA welcomes relevant IPMA News postings, IPMA Board, Member Association or strategic affiliate press releases, and other items of interest to our community. To submit news items to post on this page, email *protected email* with the following information:

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Winners of 2014 APM Awards announced in London http://ipma.ch/2015/winners-2014-apm-awards/ http://ipma.ch/2015/winners-2014-apm-awards/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:19:56 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=836069 December 2014 – London, UK – Magnox Ltd and CCG (Scotland) Ltd both did the double at Monday night’s APM Project Management Awards 2014 sponsored by T-Systems, as Shell walked away with the company of the year award.

Magnox Ltd’s Steve Walters was named Project Professional of the Year sponsored by Network Rail with the company also picking up Programme of the Year sponsored by Program Framework. The management contractor won it for their Wylfa Extended Generation Programme that enabled Magnox’s largest nuclear power station to continue to safely generate power 21 years longer than its life expectancy.

nw-apm-2014-awardsCeremony host and Breakfast business reporter Steph McGovern also called CCG (Scotland) Ltd to the stage twice. They collected the Social Project of the Year award sponsored by Project for their regeneration of the Anderston area of Glasgow.

The Scottish construction company also won the Shell HSSE Award for their organisational focus on cultural improvement in health, safety, security and environment performance.

Shell saw off tough competition to claim the coveted Project Management Company of the Year award sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight. The team at Shell developed the organisation, its processes, assurance and people to safely and competitively deliver successful projects across the globe.

Read the full News Release.

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See Testimonies of IPMA Delta-certified Organisations! http://ipma.ch/2014/see-ipma-delta-testimonies/ http://ipma.ch/2014/see-ipma-delta-testimonies/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:57:29 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=830491 30 September, 2014; Amsterdam, The Netherlands. IPMA has recently posted the testimonies of new 2014 IPMA Delta® certification high-achievers in the Certification section of our website. IPMA Delta is a unique organisational assessment that moves beyond benchmarking and improvement opportunities. It does so by offering Certification of your organisation at achieved maturity levels.

Recent high-achieving organisations include:

  • Citec Oy Ab  (2014), IPMA Delta Class 2 Defined certificate; Finland and nw-delta-modulesIndia. Director PMO, Kaj Björkqvist says: “The prework for IPMA Delta assessment gave us already some fresh ideas to evaluate. We feel that the combination of different angles in the Delta assessment digs up the reliable scenery for our next development steps.”
  • Kela IT (2014), IPMA Delta Class 2 Defined certificate; Finland. Laila Vihersaari-Johnston, Development Manager, Head of PMO says, “We are proud to be the first IPMA Delta certified organization in Finland and the forerunner of project management awareness in the public sector.”
  • CSR Research (2013), IPMA Delta Competence Class 3 Standardised certificate; China. Feng Jinghua, President of CSR Research says, “Through the IPMA Delta assessment, Electric Technology and Materials Engineering Institute of CSR fully and objectively evaluated its organizational project management competence situation by a third party professional authority.”
  • Litex AG, (2013), IPMA Delta Competence Class 3 Standardised certificate; Switzerland. Sasha Petschnig, Litex CEO says, “Every project manager holds a valid IPMA® certificate and as a company, we relate to professional project management as a philosophy. This is the reason why we decided to undertake the IPMA Delta® certification.”

Are You part of a High-achieving Organisation? Learn more about recent IPMA Delta success stories here on our IPMA website.


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apfpm and PMRC 29-30 Nov. Congress Celebrated http://ipma.ch/2014/apfpm-and-pmrc-2014-congress-celebrated/ http://ipma.ch/2014/apfpm-and-pmrc-2014-congress-celebrated/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:57:58 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=835534 5 December 2014 – Zurich, Switzerland and Beijing, China – The Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm), Project Management Research Committee (PMRC, IPMA-China), and International Project Management Association (IPMA) joined together in Beijing, China, for this highly successful two-day event.

With the theme, Driving Business Value Through Delivering Project Success, hosted by PMRC, and organized by PMRC and apfpm, this great event attracted over 400 National, Asia Pacific, and International speakers and participants.

Magnificently organized by PMRC and Secretary-general and Vice President Dr. Ou Lixiong, with the assistance of apfpm Chair Dr. Bill Young, the event began with an Opening Ceremony, with sequentially-translated speeches by a wide variety of organizing sponsors and dignitaries, from Beihang University, and from China, Asia Pacific, and International associations. 

After the traditional photo-session break, keynotes included a unique dual-speaker keynote by IPMA President Mladen Radujkovic and IPMA VP Marketing & Events, Stacy Goff (as usual, what a team!); their topic: When and How Project Managers Add Value and Increase Benefits. Next, Li Jin, of Alibaba, discussed Project Management in the Era of Big Data, and Ms. Tan Mei discussed Lunar Exploration Program Management.

 See the full Event Report, in pdf format.

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From Project Management to Business Objectives http://ipma.ch/2014/webinar-from-pm-to-business-objectives/ http://ipma.ch/2014/webinar-from-pm-to-business-objectives/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:43:26 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=834849 nw-webinar-luka-banner14 November 2014 – Milan, Italy; Breaking News:  Webinar, Thursday November 27th, 2014: ‘’From Project Management to Business Objectives. How to align the project goals to the business strategy.” Many organizations do apply structured Project Management processes, sometimes with a lack of results, or a huge gap, compared to the business objectives.

Organizations that are able to support and develop their growth successfully, act on two dimensions: I.e. they define their best practices of project management processes; and at the same time they link these practices to the business strategy.

This will be the main theme of the next JMAC (Japan Management Association Consultants) – EU  webinar. The event – free of charge and limited to the first 100 subscribers, is scheduled for Thursday November 27th, 2014 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm CET.

This initiative responds to the need of companies that suffer a gap between the results of the projects and company business objectives. Participants attending the webinar will learn how applying a strategic/planning management system for projects, portfolio and resources facilitates the effective delivery of improved business and organizational results.

nw-webinar-luka-imgFurthermore, a strong emphasis will be given also to the competences necessary to fulfill the above, especially focusing on the Organizational Competence Baseline by IPMA® (International Project Management Association).

The panel and the discussion will include comments by Mr Alessandro Savioli – Innovation Division Manager at JMAC Europe and Senior Consultant, Luca Cavone- Consultant at JMAC Europe and expert of Project and Portfolio Management methodologies and Mr. Giuseppe Pugliese – Director of Certification for IPMA® Italy.

The webinar will be provided through the GoToWebinar platform. To register, please see here.

For further information please contact: *protected email*.

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AIPM Announces 2014 Achievement Award Winners http://ipma.ch/2014/aipm-2014-achievement-award-winners/ http://ipma.ch/2014/aipm-2014-achievement-award-winners/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:36:15 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=834879 Continued]]> IDM PARTNERS TAKE OUT THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2014 FOR TRANSPORT NETWORK RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

In what was one of the most eagerly anticipated contests in recent years, IDM Partners were announced as the winner of the Australian Institute of Project Management’s – Project Management Achievement Awards 2014 Project of the Year last week in Brisbane, QLD. The PMAA recognise the most outstanding projects and individuals across the project management industry from the previous year.

The award winners were announced at the gala dinner, which was held on the penultimate day of the AIPM’s 2014 National Conference at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. Some of the winners of the state level PMAA were represented as finalists at the awards, with several of the national winners now going on to represent Australia at the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management PM Achievement Awards. The winners of the regional awards will be announced at the APFPM 2014 Congress in Beijing at the end of November.

nw-achievement-awards-aipmThe judges of the awards this year were very impressed with the breadth and maturity of the projects submitted for this year’s awards. Australian project managers and organisations achieving business outcomes through project management continue to display that they are truly world leaders when it comes to innovation and delivery,” said Yvonne Butler, CEO of AIPM”. “Each and every year the winners set new heights which are really making the rest of the project management world stand up and take notice. We are really at the forefront of an exciting time for the industry” she said.

Dr Steve Milner, AIPM’s National President added, “The projects and people recognised in the 2014 Project Management Achievement Awards demonstrate that excellence in project management, whether it is though individual effort, small teams, or large and complex organisations, really deliver successful outcomes on a consistent basis. In today’s challenging economy effective project management is instrumental for this success.”

Queensland’s IDM Partners for the Department of Transport and Main Roads were awarded the highest accolade for the night, with their win for the Project of the Year for the Transport Network Reconstruction Program in Queensland.

Queensland’s transport network required rebuilding following extensive damage caused by a succession of severe natural disaster events in 2010.  The $1.26 billion program entailed rebuilding 2,321 kilometres of roads, rectifying 247 earthworks and batter damage sites and repairing 326 bridges and culverts. The roads have now been reconstructed and communities have been reconnected.

“Through a robust program framework and innovative solutions the Transport Network Reconstruction Program (TNRP)delivered exceptional outcomes for the department and the state and has left an enduring legacy,” said David Flannagan, TNRP Program Manager. “The program framework used to deliver the 2010 works was again used to successfully deliver disaster reconstruction works in subsequent years totalling $6.923 billion.”

Capital Insight from NSW was a popular winner in the Construction / Engineering in excess of $100,000,000 category, for their work on the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Capital Insight won the award ahead of some extremely highly regarded competition, and stands as a testament to the hard work done by the entire project team.

Project Manager Steve Gibson from Queensland Urban Utilities won Project Manager of the Year for his for his outstanding work upgrading the sewerage network at Woolloongabba. The five year $82 million project is Queensland Urban Utilities’ biggest on record, and was delivered not only ahead of schedule but $3.7 million under budget.

Other individual awards included Program/Project Director of the Year, with David Bartlett from South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure taking out this top individual award for his work on the Seaford Rail Extension Project.

Team Member of the Year went to Chris Lamond from Jacobs Group Australia, and Ben Burrows from Defence Materiel Organisation won the inaugural Young Project Manager of the award.

The AIPM would like to congratulate the award winners and encourages submissions for the 2015 Project Management Achievement Awards.

Category winners included:

Project Category Awards

IDM Partners (QLD)
Project: Transport Network Reconstruction Program

Kellogg Brown and Root & South Australian Water Corporation (SA)
Project: PMP Solutions Metropolitan Capital Water Infrastructure Delivery Project

Capital Insight (NSW)
Project: Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Jacobs (NT)
Project: US Force Posture Review Stage 2 Project

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – (NSW)
Project: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACT)
Project: Anti-Dumping Reform Programme Australian Capital Territory

Retirement Benefits Fund (TAS)
Project: TAS New Insurance Products

Arrium-WorleyParsons Alliance (NSW)
Project: RAPTEK Facility Project

Jacobs (VIC)
Project: Alfred Health Acquired Brain Injury Unity

Individual Category Awards

David Bartlett (SA)
Organisation: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Winner: Steve Gibson (QLD)
Organisation: Queensland Urban Utilities

Winner: Ben Burrows (VIC)
Organisation: Defence Materiel Organisation

Chris Lamond (NSW)
Organisation: Jacobs Group Australia


The Australian Institute of Project Management established the Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) program to recognise, honour and promote achievements in programs and project management.

nw-aipmThere are two areas of achievement – management of projects and individual achievements in project management.

Over the months of August and September 2014, the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) announced the Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) winners for each State and Territory. Winners of all project and individual categories from each Chapter were elevated as finalists to the National PMAA.

For more information please contact Michael Martin, National Manager Marketing and Communications on <*protected email* or (02) 8288 8700.

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Yvonne Butler named new CEO of AIPM, Australia http://ipma.ch/2014/yvonne-butler-named-ceo-aipm/ http://ipma.ch/2014/yvonne-butler-named-ceo-aipm/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:26:08 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=834872 30 September, 2014. Yvonne Butler named as new Chief Executive Officer of Australian Institute of Project Management. The Board of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Yvonne Butler FAIPM as the new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.

Ms Butler comes to the CEO role with a unique combination of deep industry knowledge, consulting expertise and global management experience. She has previously held senior positions in Allens, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Ernst & Young, the Palladium Group, APP Corporation and Transfield Services, and is regarded as a thought leader in strategy, governance and risk management.

Yvonne is widely respected in the business and project management community as well as in the government and the not-for-profit sector. As a Fellow of the AIPM, Ms Butler comes to the Institute with a wealth of knowledge in the project management area, including extensive experience as a past member of a number of Institute committees and project groups.

National President Dr Steve Milner said “The Board has decided that Yvonne is the best person to lead AIPM in a changing global environment and we have every confidence in her ability to lead our organisation to its next level of maturity. She is very considered and determined, and will be a real asset at the helm of our organisation”.  

Ms Butler has outlined her intentions to continue AIPM’s growth and position the organisation to be the peak industry body. Yvonne said that she is both honoured and excited by the appointment. “It is a privilege to be asked to lead one of Australia’s great industry bodies, which is a significant leader in the world of project management.   A key focus is to work with Government and industry to highlight the critical role that project management plays in the delivery of sustainable, social and economic outcomes. Responsible for the delivery of billions of dollars of projects spanning every industry sector in Australia, our members bring real knowledge and competence to the achievement of sustained outcomes for Australia and our region.”

nw-aipmWith over 10,000 Members, the Australian Institute of Project Management is the peak body for Project Management in Australia. Its aim is to be the preferred institute and influencing body in the Project Management sector and to be regarded as a world authority and advocate on project management practices and competency. Its mission is to foster the professional application of project management skills and techniques in order to deliver exceptional organisational outcomes. The AIPM has been a key driver behind Australia becoming a world leader in professional participation in project management.

Dr Milner announced Ms Butler’s appointment whilst attending the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Congress in Rotterdam. As the second largest Member Association of the IPMA, the AIPM has a significant voice in the international project management community. In welcoming Ms Butler to the IPMA family, Mr Reinhard Wagner, President-elect of the IPMA congratulated the AIPM on its commitment to develop the profession of project professionals and further enable a world in which all projects succeed.

Media Contact: Michael Martin
National Manager Marketing and Communications, AIPM
P: +61 2 8288 8751
E: *protected email*
Twitter: @the_AIPM
AIPM Website: www.aipm.com.au/

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Wrap-up: 28th IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam http://ipma.ch/2014/wrap-up-28th-congress/ http://ipma.ch/2014/wrap-up-28th-congress/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:19:28 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=834842 This report, and photos, are by Jouko Vaskimo, Finland.nw-wc2014

Professor Mladen Radujković, International Project Management Association (IPMA) President and Mr Joop Schefferlie, IPMA Nederland (IPMA-NL) President opened the 28th IPMA World Congress at Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 29th September 2014. The theme of the 28th IPMA World Congress, the second one to be organized in the Netherlands, was “Innovation through Dialogue”. Mr Tom Taylor, Association for Project Management (APM) President, performed the duties of Master of Ceremonies at the congress plenary events, including opening and closing.

The congress comprised an extensive system of plenary sessions with keynote presentations by renowned experts in project management, parallel streams with practitioner and scientific foci, and a generous offering of social events surrounding the official congress program. The congress, organized by IPMA-NL, took place in the World Trade Center Rotterdam on 29th September … 1st October 2014, and attracted over 120 presenters and 1000 participants from 60 different countries.

For more information on the 28th IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, including photos of the sessions and copies of the presentations (for registered participants only), please navigate to www.ipma2014.com .

An IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop (GYCW) preceded the World Congress on 26th … 28th September, 2014. The Global Young Crew Workshop was organized as an opportunity for young project-oriented people around the world to get to know one another. The GYCW comprised interactive workshops, streams, and presentations from renowned keynote speakers. Participants had the opportunity to expand their horizons and bring new and creative views to the way they manage their projects. A special emphasis was on group discussions, interactive learning, networking and having fun. The GYCW can be considered the premium IPMA event for young project managers and people building a career in project management.

For the full report, download Jouko’s World Congress Wrap-up! Thank you Jouko!

This report is also available at PM World Journal, IPMAd’s Media partner.


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IPMA Supports International PM Day, 6 Nov. http://ipma.ch/2014/ipma-supports-international-pm-day/ http://ipma.ch/2014/ipma-supports-international-pm-day/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:20:51 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=831145 IPMA Member Associations, such as asapm, IPMA-USA, were among the earliest supporters of International Project Management Day, going back to 2004. And, we continue to support this noteworthy, and free, full-day virtual event. From its start, the event has been an initiative of speaker, trainer and author Frank Saladis. When he involved IIL, the international pm training firm, the event’s enrollments soared!

We encourage you to consider participating in this year’s even, planned for November 6, 2014. For a look at the event, and to register, see the IPMDay website. Scan the right-hand column of featured speakers, and you can see that this universal event is well worth your time.

The keynotes are live, with q&a afterwards, and most of the other sessions are pre-recorded—just to handle the huge volume of participants. The keynotes begin at 10AM US Eastern Standard Time (6PM CET in much of Europe). Each keynote has a duration of an hour. They continue at Noon, 2PM and 4PM. Between keynotes are the stream sessions; you cannot yet see timing of the stream sessions on the schedule, but they will be available soon. The Speakers tab contains a list of all the sessions, with their high points. We encourage you to register now, because this event will have massive attendance.

Last year, IIL started naming this event IPMD, for International Project Management Day. Although the name is similar, the name has no relationship to IPMA, the International Project Management Association. IPMA does, however support the concept. We must admit that we have teased a bit, that … the member nations of IPMA, who support 365+ days per year of International Project Management competence, excellence, performance and results, are pleased to help highlight and celebrate one special day. Bravo IPMDay!

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About Our Blogs and Commentaries http://ipma.ch/2013/about-our-blogs-and-commentaries/ http://ipma.ch/2013/about-our-blogs-and-commentaries/#comments Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:50:23 +0000 http://ipma.ch/?p=348591 Continued]]> This section assists IPMA and Member Association leaders in sharing their insights. The postings are the opinions of those who offer them and do not necessarily represent IPMA’s views on the subjects.

The comments reflect the depth of experience of the commentators, in IPMA-related work, in their career, and in their contributions to society. We encourage the comments of all in The IPMA Family.

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