The College of Performance Management Launches IPPM

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The College of Performance Management has announced the launch of its Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) professional certification, and that it has chosen APMG International for its accreditation partner. APMG will help CPM identify and qualify IPPM training providers.

“IPPM is extremely timely and supports CPM’s vision and mission,” said CPM President Mr. Gary Troop.

The IPPM design tests competency at three levels: Foundation, Intermediate Practitioner, and Advanced Leadership. The core curriculum is based on Program Structures, Performance Baselines, Performance Measurement, and Analysis & Evaluation. IPPM is unique because it treats cost, schedule and technical performance disciplines as integrated and inter-dependent.

“IPPM is extremely timely and supports CPM’s vision and mission,” said CPM President Mr. Gary Troop. “Project management skills alone are no longer sufficient to excel in today’s complex and dynamic business environment, particularly when dealing with high-impact public or private sector programs. Professionals in program management need to augment their skill set to address program complexity, as well as emerging priorities such as agile methodologies. The IPPM approach will help build and verify competencies in these critical skills, and our partnership with APMG International gives the much-needed assurance that training providers have been thoroughly assessed for quality and knowledge.”

IPPM has gained interest and support from respected academic institutions already. “The creation of the Integrated Program Performance Management professional certification is a welcome development that will help with the creation of innovative approaches for new and effective professional development curricula and programs” according to Dr. James Shaeffer, Founding Dean of the College of Continuing Education and Professional Development at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia.

The partnership fits well with APMG’s worldwide strategy to provide excellence in professional development. “We are delighted to be partnering with CPM. The emphasis on the program level considerations in IPPM brings a valuable component to the traditional PM training market. We think it will find wide acceptance by project managers seeking to build on their existing PM skills,” said Ronn Faigen, APMG International’s General Manager for the Americas. “We are excited to bring these certifications to the attention of our worldwide network of Accredited Training Organizations, as well as new training companies who desire to teach this material.”

About the College of Performance Management
The College of Performance Management (CPM) is a global, non-profit, professional organization dedicated to developing and disseminating the principles and practices of integrated program performance management (IPPM) techniques. CPM pursues a range of activities to share, promote, and advance the state of the profession in planning, control, and performance management for programs of all sizes and complexity. CPM has been responsible for leading practices, educating and training people on the program performance management techniques used by the U.S. Federal Government, State and Local Governments, their private sector industrial partners, and similar organizations worldwide. Information on CPM may be found at: http://www.mycpm.org.

About APMG International
APMG-International is a global examination institute. Its portfolio of qualifications includes AgilePM®, Change Management, COBIT® 5, ITIL®, and PRINCE2®. APMG-International works in partnership with a global network of Accredited Training Organizations, all of which have undergone the most rigorous assessment process in the industry. APMG-International examinations are available globally. Our examinations are rigorous, challenging and consistent, so candidates can be proud of their achievement.
For more information, visit: http://www.apmg-international.com.

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