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What's New With asapm?*  As you can see with our logo above, we're changing our branding! We have been asapm for over 15 years, and IPMA's USA member (IPMA-USA) for the last 10+ years. As we add even more of IPMA's services to our offerings (such as the IPMA Project Excellence Awards), our board has voted to use the IPMA-USA brand in all of our public media--starting with this website. Welcome to IPMA-USA!

Some of our most-frequently-accessed information is just a click away from this front page. This page features our latest and most-popular website links, for your convenience.

IPMA-USA Vision: A world in which all projects succeed!

Program & Project Manager Certifications

Certification CompetenceWe offer the USA's only role-based, PPM competence-led certifications, assessed by professional assessors. We also offer exam-based certification. See our range of basic to Advanced PM certification offerings.

Evaluate Your Project/Program Management Complexity. Which Advanced Project and Program Certifications do your initiatives require?

Download NCB-USA,
the USA’s National Competence Baseline. NCB shows the path from Knowledge, to Competence, and PM Performance.

Education (Learning)

Competence Enabler logoSee our Competence Enabler (CE) program. Participants can offer their services as coaches, trainers, consultants, or PRO Assessors! Can you CE me now?

And, check out PM-SAT, our Self-Assessment Tool for PM Competences. Explore how your PM competences meet our standard.


Performance Rated Organization logoIn addition to our unique advanced certifications for program and project managers, we also offer PRO, our Performance Rated Organization standard; click the PRO logo at right to visit our PRO section.

PRO is an organizational performance assessment standard. This process can help you benchmark to other organization, or  provides an action plan to improve PM performance. Download PRO; wouldn't you rather be served by a PRO?

News and Media

Newsletters: IPMA-USA’s Latest Newsletters
Articles: See Our Best of IPMA-USA; now over 100 Articles!

Recent Articles:
Comparing PM Certifications!
Project Levers and Gauges
Closing the Gap Between PM Training and PM Performance


PEB ImageIPMA Project Excellence Training

Date: April 10-12, 2016
Place: Detroit, MI
Sign up now!
Entry Criteria:

  1. Age: above 30
  2. Experience in working as a project manager: min 5 years or experience in working as a consultant in project management: min 7 years
  3. Member of any one of the IPMA National Member Associations
  4. All registrants' applications will be cross matched with their stated member association.

GPMC 2016: Globalized Project Management Competence!
Global PM ConferenceHosted by our Director of Education, Thomas Baumann, and co-sponsored by IPMA-USA, you must consider attending this event! Planned for Southfield, MI (near Detroit), April 13-14, 2016; join us there!

Featuring speakers of global stature in industry, education, and professional associations, you can engage in our discussions, and reap new insights!

Invest in one day or both days; see our sterling list of speakers, and sign up now for GPMC 2016: Globalized Project Management Competence!

2016 IPMA-USA Dialogue Series Premieres January 20, 2016!
Dialogue Webinar logoBased on our Member Survey, our webinars are among our most-preferred activities. This year's webinar series, planned for one each month, includes the following sessions:

Completed; Introducing the IPMA Project Excellence Baseline; Meg E. Infiorati. The slides and video recording are available at the webinar page.

Feb. 17, Engaging Talent Management to Increase Project Success; Stacy Goff. Registration is now open for our February event!

Mar. 16, Meet the New Individual Competence Baseline; Tim Jaques.

Apr. 20, Get IPMA Certified. Why You Need an Advanced Certification; Bill Duncan

For details about our Webinars, see our 2016 Dialogue Webinar Series page!

IPMA-USA Blogs and Social Networks

Blogs: See our Blog, Change Agents
Social Networks: Our Linked-In Group; and, our Facebook page!

About IPMA

IPMA Arrows IPMA, the International Project Management Assocation, is the World's first project management association, founded in 1965. IPMA is a federation of independent National Member Associations, representing over 60 countries. Our unique Federation structure allows us to collaborate as a true Global organization, while serving local needs. You receive two memberships in one: When you join IPMA-USA, you are also a member of IPMA!

Fact: IPMA's prior name was INTERNET, some 16 years before the connected World decided our name was a "keeper."

*In all media, we show our IPMA-USA brand, and, legally, we are still the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management.