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Project Manager : Project Manager Dec Jan 2014
4 Project Manager I'D LIKE TO CONGR ATULATE YOU all on being part of the AIPM, especially those of you who are actively involved and have taken the time to participate through elections, networking events, seminars, special interest groups, certification and the Project Management Achievement Awards. The AIPM has grown from a small group of project managers to around 11,000 today, including many corporate members. At the heart of the AIPM are the hundred or so volunteers who make up the various chapters, councils and committees, who are in turn supported by the team in the National Office and the coordinators in each of the State and Ter ritory Chapters, who all work hard to connect and deliver ser vices that are valuable to you. We are in a great place and I think we can build on this to do better. In reading this column, you will notice the new face at the helm, and I thank you for the honour and entrusting this important role to me. As National President, I will be working with the Board to define the path for ward; central to this are the requirements to build members' capabilities through certification, education and training, to maintain cur rency through research, and to celebrate excellence in project management through awards. There is a real need to ensure that competency standards and certification are relevant to position our members for recognition locally and internationally. Such capabilities are particularly important for our corporate members whose AIPM-accredited project managers and directors provide mobility, differentiation and competitive advantage in the challenging economy. An important context for the AIPM is its role in the global community both with our neighbours in the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (APFPM) and with our high-profile role in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). The latter is especially important in order to move towards harmony in professionalism, evidence- based competency assessment, transportability of certification and awards. Internationalisation of project management is a driver that we should not ignore. As mentioned before, we are in a great space; this is largely due to the tangible efforts of the previous Board, and particularly by the outgoing National President David Hudson and National Director Leh Simonelli. Both have volunteered many years of personal time and effort to the AIPM and on behalf of members, I thank them for this. While both David and Leh have moved away from their leadership roles, I am pleased to announce that they will remain involved and ensure that their valuable knowledge is retained. The national leadership team now includes me and National Directors Trevor Alex, Ian Sharpe and Gary Yorke; each person has different skills and e xperience, and I believe that we complement one another superbly. I invite you to take every opportunity to connect with us and tell us about what's front of mind for you. Looking for ward, I am keen to focus on balance and diversity, and to embrace what each member brings to the AIPM; each person has a different perspective, as does each corporate member and each industry in which we work. I would like to ensure that we find the opportunities to tell our respective stories though our network and collectively learn to help build a great future for Australia. Dr Steve Milner National President FIRST WORD Building the future of the AIPM THE AIPM HAS GROWN FROM A SMALL GROUP OF PROJECT MANAGERS TO AROUND 11,000, WITH MANY CORPORATE MEMBERS
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