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Project Manager : June July 2011
Project Manager 42 THE LAST WORD AIPM is at a crossroads of significant change. Academically and professionally, we are moving forward in leaps and bounds. Perhaps the most significant milestones in recent months are: • AIPM was admitted a full member of the IPMA (International Project Management Association); and • Two AIPM members were nominated to participate in an international discussion on project management standards and certification guidelines. World stage At the March meeting of the IPMA Council of Delegates in Riga, Latvia, there was a healthy discussion on the nature of competency standards and the regulatory parameters that govern the international certification framework. Together with several other international colleagues, two Australian delegates – fellow Director, Queensland Chapter President David Hudson and myself – were nominated as the program leads to drive the international certification and standards redevelopment program. The goal is to create a strong mature working model that can be rolled out in IPMA member countries around the world. The main challenge will be to make sure we maximise the similarities between countries and minimise the differences. Our commitment David has been appointed the Pro gram Manager, while I will take on the Pro ject Manager role. Currently, the program leads engage three to four times per week . An international workshop is planned for September, which the pro gram leads will facilitate, and more than 50 countries will be invited to participate. We have a chance to progress the project management profession and promote change – a very exciting prospect! But remember, this achievement is thanks to the professionalism of AIPM members. We would not have reached this significant milestone without your support of your industry body. Our involvement with IPMA is also reco gnition AIPM is, in the eyes of the world, a leading project management institution. This is highlighted by the speed with which we gained full membership. We did it in 12 months – it usually takes three years. We are considered a major player on the world stage and, arguably, an important contributor to shaping the future of the profession. So stay tuned – the next few years will be very interesting for project management. LEH SIMONELLI AIPM National Director AGENTS OF CHANGE AIPM members are driving new international certification standards. National Director Leh Simonelli explains. Project Manager is published for the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) National Support Office Level 9, 139 Macquarie St Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: (02) 8288 8700 Fax: (02) 8288 8711 www.aipm.com.au National President Dr Bill Young 0409 337 718 national_president@ aipm.com.au CEO Sheryle Moon (02) 8288 8750 email@example.com Operations Manager Chris Mansfield (02) 8288 8756 firstname.lastname@example.org Business Development Manager Markus Meier-Lindner (02) 8288 8762 email@example.com Information Resources Manager Jodie Eldridge (02) 8288 8751 firstname.lastname@example.org Events Manager Linda Chiarella (02) 8288 8758 email@example.com Corporate Services Administrator Leanne Poynter (02) 8288 8752 firstname.lastname@example.org Membership Administrator Rebecca Robertson (02) 8288 8761 email@example.com Financial Controller Maria Princi (02) 8288 8753 firstname.lastname@example.org Administration Manager Kele Aistrope (02) 8288 8755 email@example.com Administration Officer Kimberley Pilkington (02) 8288 8754 firstname.lastname@example.org RegPM Administrator Rodney Agha (02) 8288 8760 email@example.com Communications Council Mark Newton (Chair), Trevor Alex, Mary-Jane Daniher, Linda Chiarella, Markus Meier- Lindner, Martine Peasley and Jodie Eldridge Published by Mahlab Media G9/1-15 Barr St Balmain NSW 2041 Phone: (02) 9818 8896 www.mahlabmedia.com.au Publishing Manager Lisa Nash Editorial Director Debra Taylor Editor Leanne Mezrani (02) 9818 8896 firstname.lastname@example.org Art Director Kate Oliver Designer Alys Martin Sales Director Nicole Dixon Advertising Manager Georgia Wilson (02) 9818 8896 email@example.com Cover: Shutterworks Photography Advertisers and contributors to Project Manager acknowledge they are aware of the provisions of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and the Trade Practices Act 1974 in relation to false and misleading advertising or statements under other unfair practices and the penalties for breach of provisions of those Acts. The publisher accepts no responsibility for such breaches. Opinions expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily endorsed by Project Manager magazine or the publishers. All material in Project Manager is copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express permission of the publishers. ISSN Number 1325.8591 Contact us
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