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Project Manager : Project Manager Oct Nov 2012
8 Project Manager •NEWS Keeping in line with AIPM's standards Undertaking professional development activities will maintain your certification, as well as making sure you are doing the best job you can. LEE EDMONDSON, COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR EVERY PROJECT MANAGER HAS A responsibility to ensure they maintain a high standard of competence in the workplace. Every RegPM Certi ed Member is responsible for ensuring that they meet AIPM's standards for ongoing professional development by remaining up to date through the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program. "By logging the appropriate amount of CPD points, you will not need to be reassessed as this already displays your ongoing commitment. is step is vital to maintain your personal and professional development," Leh Simonelli, Chair of the Professional Development Council explains. " is technique has proven successful for Certi ed Members of AIPM and has continued to display ongoing improvement in a professional environment. is will often translate into increased organisational e ciency, e ectiveness and improvement of the project management function," Leh says. ere are many ways you can earn CPD points. Knowing the CPD Categories and Points Table and regularly logging your CPD points online can ensure you retain your cur rent certi cation. As many RegPM's are already aware, you do not need to be reassessed if you keep up to date with your CPD activities. You may not be aware of the various avenues available that will earn you CPD points. ere are many activities that you can undertake to ensure you maintain your professional development and to meet the requirements for recerti cation. Many of these activities are designed to work around your hectic schedule or individual circumstances. Staying in touch To assist in the process, AIPM will be communicating through regular sections in the o cial AIPM enews PM matters and Project Manager magazine, as well as regular updates on the AIPM website. ese will include news updates based on Professional Development categories, information on the CPD program that can help you remain up to date with AIPM's certi cation process and activities that can improve your overall skill set. Twitter feeds will be used frequently to provide important updates to Members; follow @ e_ AIPM. Event attendance can also contribute signi cantly to your accrual of CPD points. For regular updates of event information, follow our events twitter feed: AIPM_Events. Using these tools and regular calendar reminders can assist with planning your CPD activities. is will ensure you do not run out of time to accrue enough CPD points to recertify every three years, and avoid an unnecessary assessment to regain certifcation. • •• To find out more about how you can meet AIPM's certification standards, contact Ivana Lozancic. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 02 8288 8760 Follow AIPM on Twitter: @The_AIPM @AIPM_Events BUILDING COMPETENCE Doug Bowen, Manager of Professional Development at AIPM, describes the competency standards as the framework under which there are competency elements and performance criteria: a series of activities an individual should be able to complete at a competent level in the workplace. To ensure competence levels are maintained, AIPM endorses a number of training courses. There are three different types of courses. University degrees, vocational education and training (qualifications, diplomas, certificates) governed by the Australian Quality Framework, and short courses that are usually structured around skills sets or methodologies and can be used to achieve the qualifications. While qualifications can be quite generic due to the training package rulings, short courses are often more specific to individual elements of project management. PMBOK, for example, is the principle of foundation for project management, and other theories like Prince2 are methodologies.
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