Project Managemnt Associate

Project Management Associate

(a) IPMA-D: Certified Project Managemnt Associate
(b) IPMA-C: Certifie Project Manager
(c) IPMA-B: Certified Senior Project Manager
(d) IPMA-A: Certified Project Director


IPMA-D:Certified Project Management Associate

- To obtain this certificate,experience in the project management competence elements is not compulsory
but having the knowledge on teh Project elements is an advantage if the candidate already has applied
his project management knowledge to some extent (entry requirement).

- The Candidate shall have the knowledge in all competence elements and be able to apply it (core competence)

- Can practice in any competence element. May work in some fields as a specialist.
Works as a project team member or a member of the project management staff
specially as a Project Co-ordinator or Database administrator
Has broad project management knowledge and the ability to apply it.

IPMA-C:Certified Project Manager

- The Candidate who wants to be a Certified Project Manager by IPMA as a Level-C,He/She should have
at least three years of project management experience
in responsible leadership functions of projects with limited complexity. (entry requirement).

- The Candidate shall be able to manage projects with limited complexity,
and / or to assist the manager of a complex project in all compe¬tence elements of project management (core competence).

- In the previous Experience he /she shal have the esponsibilities for managing a project with limited complexity in all its aspects, or for managing a sub-project of a complex project.
Applies common project management processes, methods, techniques and tools.

IPMA-B:Certified Senior Project Manager

- The Candidate has to have at least five years of project management experience, of which three years
were in responsible leadership functions of complex projects (entry requirement).

- The Candidate Shall be able to manage complex projects (core competence)

- In the previous Experience he /she should have the responsibilites for all project management aspects of a complex project
and all project management competence elements.

- The Candidate should have a general management role in a large project management team and leads managers of sub-projects.
Uses adequate project management processes, methods, techniques and tools.

- The complexity of the assessed projects to sit for IPMA-B is evaluated for the following ten criteria:

1) Objectives, assessment of results
2) Interested parties, integration
3) Cultural and social context
4) Degree of innovation, general conditions
5) Project structure, demand for coordination
6) Project organisation
7) Leadership, teamwork, decisions
8) Resources, including finance
9) Risks and opportunities
10) Project management methods, tools and techniques.

IPMA-A: Certified Projects Director

- The Candidate shall have at least five years of experience in portfolio management and/or programme management with strategic relevance,
 of which three years were in responsible leadership functions in the management of complex portfolios or programmes and has two years of experience in managing projects (entry requirement).

- The Candidate shall be able to manage complex portfolios or programmes (core competence).

- Throughout his Experience he /she should have the responsiblities for the management of a complex portfolio of a company / organisation or a branch of the organisation,
 or for the management of one or more important programmes.

- Record of Contribution to strategy and makes proposals to senior management. Develops project management personnel
 and coaches project managers to improve their competence in PM.

- Experience to Direct senior project managers and project managers and manages the members of the portfolio or programme team.

- Experience to Develop and implements project management requirements, culture, processes, methods, techniques, tools, handbooks, guidelines for his programme or portfolio.
The main criteria for the complexity of a portfolio or programme (IPMA Level A) are:

- Number, importance, variety and complexity of active projects in the programme or portfolio and number of project managers directed.
Proposals to the overseeing body for decision and own decisions.

- Selection and development of project management requirements, processes, methods, techniques, tool, regulations and guidelines in the organisation.
Influence on the selection, training and employment of project managers.
Coordination of all projects of his portfolio or programme and ensuring compliance to strategy.