Digital Badges Now Available for Project DPro and PgMD Pro Certified Professionals

Digital Badges Now Available for Project DPro and PgMD Pro Certified Professionals

PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification
This article was originally published on APMG. APMG International has launched digital badges for successful candidates to share a credential online and easily broadcast certified skills to employers and other interested parties. Over 10,000 digital badges have been issued already! We are delighted to announce that more than 10,000 digital badges have been issued as of June 2018! Claim your Digital Badge Find out more about claiming your APMG digital badge: Successful candidates can now claim a digital badge to embed on an email signature, website, social media platforms or a digital CV. With just one click employers, clients, customers and other interested parties can easily view and verify credentials and skills. To deliver the digital badges, APMG has partnered with Acclaim, a global leader who supply open badges for…
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In the Midst of Chaos there is Opportunity – A Focus on Development Sector

In the Midst of Chaos there is Opportunity – A Focus on Development Sector

Development Sector
When a calamity strikes it usually defines chaos, disorder and disruption. When there is work to be done in disaster stricken areas there is a lot that needs to be organised. So how can one bring order and carry out well organised project execution in such circumstances? There is an increased need to evaluate processes, available resources and thoroughly plan the next steps to begin delivering value to the beneficiaries and fast! Often the staff involved in these projects are new to the development sector while also being new to project management. PMDPro – Project Management for Development professionals is a certification offered by APMG International in partnership with PM4NGOs. With over 17,000 certified professionals across 151 countries and 611 organisations PMDPro is helping project managers in the development sector…
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Raising the Bar on Benefits Management

Raising the Bar on Benefits Management

Tools
Let’s be realistic – benefits don’t just happen; benefits don’t just get realized by themselves. In fact, benefits from programs and projects are often not realized unless they and the required business changes are proactively managed during and typically post-initiative closure. We have all seen it, the dilemma when a program or project is closed out: resources, decision makers and funding are all disbanded, but the benefits are not yet realized. Benefits take time, money and resourcing to be realized. But whose role is it? The project manager is onto the next project, other resources are consumed elsewhere and senior management’s attention is focused on the next challenge. So yes, we need to get better at understanding and managing benefits, regardless of size or type of organisation. It isn’t about…
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The CP3P Credential as a best practice guidance for governments in Brazil

The CP3P Credential as a best practice guidance for governments in Brazil

Training
The PPP Professional Certification, the CP3P, is an extraordinary tool that enables professionals in infrastructure segments around the world to have a common language for terms involved in structuring and managing a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project. Support for standardizing the process of PPP projects, has improved overall understanding and enabled institutional organizations and governments to successfully model projects and mitigate risks. It is noticeable that there are many challenges in Brazil regarding structuring and management of PPP projects. Varied political interests, lack of technical understanding of those governing, lack of transparency, lack of institutional alignment, and lack of clear procedures. All of these examples interfere significantly in the organization and standardization of these projects - generating a mismatch or even compromising the quality of technical studies - something that is…
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PMD Pro Exams Migration to the new APMG system

PMD Pro Exams Migration to the new APMG system

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification
PMD Pro new exam system has been live since February and, because of exams purchased and booked prior to the new system launch, APMG has kept the old system also live. The old system will be closing at the end of July. NGOs and candidates would need to book further exams through the new system. If you or your organization has remaining exams bookings in the old system, do not worry: APMG will automatically transfer remaining exams to the new system. Next week APMG will contact all account owners who have remaining exams. Please look at the new exam system guides: http://www.pm4ngos.com/pmd-pro-exam-guides/ If you need any assistance with the system migration, do not hesitate to contact APMG (servicedesk@apmg-international.com) or our team (info@pm4ngos.org).
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New PPP Complementary schemes flyer

New PPP Complementary schemes flyer

Development Sector
Building APMG certified PPP professional to tackle infrastructure challenges APMG administers a wide range of professional assessment, development and certification schemes in key management disciplines, many of which are complementary to the PPP Certification Program. An overview of some of these schemes which include Agile PM and Better Business Cases, is included on our new flyer. Visit https://ppp-certification.com/sites/default/files/A4%20Flyer%20complementary%20schemes.pdf for more information
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Strengthening PPP Good Practice Across Africa

Strengthening PPP Good Practice Across Africa

Case Studies
An increasing number of countries across Africa are now seeking the public sector skills needed to run successful PPP contracts. In support of this APMG has launched a new website page dedicated to this region on the APMG PPP Certification Program website. The web pages include information on PPP Training courses in Africa, blogs from PPP candidates in Africa, World Bank PPP blog posts, and upcoming events. Find out more at: https://ppp-certification.com/strengthening- ppp-best- practice-across- africa
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The APMG PPP Practioner exam launches from April 2017

The APMG PPP Practioner exam launches from April 2017

PM4NGOs
The Preparation exam, the first of the two higher level APMG PPP Certification Program exams, launches at the end of March. Over the past year, interest in the Public-Private Partnerships Certification Program has grown rapidly and has established a truly global reach, with candidates from 31 countries now certified at Foundation level. Building on the program’s success to date, the Preparation exam, is based on chapters 2 to 5 of the PPP Certification Guide and will test a candidate’s understanding of a PPP framework and application of PPP Project Identification, Screening, Appraisal and Preparation Processes in a given governmental context. For more information or to register your interest in the Preparation exam, please visit www.ppp-certification.com/contact-us or email partnerships@apmg-international.com Register for more information now
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PMD Pro Exam System and Guidelines

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project DPro Guide
Attending requests from trainers and training organizations, APMG has upgraded the PMD Pro exam system. The new system is live and brings several new features and improvements. Although the new system has changed the purchase, invigilation, and candidate registration, no changes have been made in the exam itself. In other words, candidates will have better control on their registration and results, but taking the exam is pretty much the same. Please see what has changed, what hasn´t, and where to find support for accessing the new system: (more…)
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PM4NGOs and APMG announce the recipient of the 2016 Alan Harpham Award

Alan Harpham Award, Development Sector, Leadership
The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community-based organizations or local NGOs. The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place. PM4NGOs and APMG are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Alan Harpham Award in 2016 is Mazen Housseiny, Head of Programs at Syria Relief. “Alan…
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