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Project Manager : Project Manager Oct Nov 2011
10 Project Manager • In dePth with more than 20 member countries including Australia, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) plays a leading role in the development and promotion of project management standards. It recently held the first meeting of its IPMA v4.0 Consensus Program in Dublin, Ireland with a view to establish best practice standards that are recognised worldwide. Australasia will host the first quarter meeting in 2013. “It’s early days,” said David Hudson, Consensus Program Manager and AIPM National President. “ What we are focusing on now is articulating a vision, developing working teams, setting principles and working out exactly what we are trying to achieve.” who attended? Fifty delegates from around the world attended the meeting in September. “Even though we had 50 strong opinions in a room, the atmosphere was collaborative and cooperative,” Hudson said. During the workshops, the professionalism of the Australian approach was commended, he added. Former Operations Manager of AIPM Chris Mansfield is the Australian delegate who fielded questions about AIPM accreditation standards. “ We are constantly advising other nations on why we do things a certain way – and AIPM is highly respected and IPMA is star ting to understand our approach.” the program team Earlier this year, the IPMA Council of Delegates (CoD) appointed the Program Team, which includes David Hudson and Leh Simonelli (project manager) from AIPM. The team will facilitate the collaboration of IPMA member associations to develop new versions of the International Competency Baseline (ICB) and IPMA Certification Regulation Guidelines (ICRG) by 2014. The six members of the Consensus Program Team attended the 2011 IPMA Congress, welcoming questions and input from delegates at the IPMA exhibition stand. “We wanted to get the message across that our aim is to achieve consensus and integration of standards from around the world,” said Hudson. He went on to explain that if the vision is realised, AIPM will be in a position to offer its members certification/ accreditation that is recognised internationally. “AIPM already has a strong reputation for its accreditation program ... and this international connection will increase the credibility of AIPM standards. “Consensus will also further position IPMA as the preferred global standard,” Hudson said. ••• the first meeting of the IPMa v4.0 Consensus Program marks the start of a three-year journey towards an internationally recognised standard for project managers. path to consensus THINKSToCK «we waNted tO get the Message acrOss that Our aiM is tO achieVe cONseNsus aNd iNtegratiON Of staNdards frOM arOuNd the wOrLd»
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