Dialogue Webinar: Leveling the Field--Certification and Complexity

The 2016 Dialogue Webinar Series
April 20: Leveling the Field--Certification and Complexity

Presenter: Bill Duncan, IPMA-USA Director of Certification

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Designing and building Burj Khalifa presents challenges that are missing when building a single family home. Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning system presents challenges that are missing when implementing a read-only website.

IPMA’s Four-Level-Certification (4-L-C) System addresses this vital aspect of certification through the use of a management complexity rating tool that qualifies projects, programs, and portfolios for each of the three advanced levels of certification. The tool reflects all of the indicators from other popular tools such as the Delivery Environment and Complexity Analytic (DECA) and the Crawford-Ishikura Factor Table for Evaluating Roles (CIFTER) as well as several proprietary tools.

In this webinar, we’ll present a brief overview of IPMA’s 4-L-C System to provide context, then go into depth on the use of the tool for certification, talent development, and job assignments. We’ll also rate several sample projects to illustrate how the tool works.

This tool will replace the ones currently in use by IPMA-USA’s certification program. As with virtually of our intellectual property, it will be available for free on the IPMA-USA website.

As executives, shareholders, and other stakeholders demand better business results from projects, complexity ratings and advanced certifications are the path to personal, professional, and organizational success in projects, programs, and portfolios. 

Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 3:00PM EDT, for one hour
Cost: No charge; limited seats available; book quickly, when registration opens!
To Register: This webinar is complete; it was GREAT! See the link to the video below

The topics we will discuss include:
1. The difference between entry-level and advanced certifications;
2. Role-specific certification vs. generic certification;
3. The IPMA 4-L-C System;
4. Complex vs. complicated;
5. Management complexity vs. technical complexity; and
6. How to rate your projects, programs, and portfolios.

The 62+ national Member Associations of the International Project Management Association pioneered the Eye of Competence, seeing the clear need for professional development beyond the technical processes of successful projects. Since the mid-1990s, IPMA-validated Certification Bodies have assessed leadership and other behavioral competences, perspective competences, and practice competences. Smart decision-makers are now demanding role-based certifications.

Audience--This Dialogue Series Webinar is for:

  • Professional Project and Program Managers who seek role-based, advanced certification of their competence;
  • PMO (Project Management Office) Managers who want a better framework for performance assessment;
  • Resource Managers who insist upon learning, development, and certifications that improve project and business results;
  • Senior Executives who know they should be getting more from their project and program investments; and
  • Educators and Trainers who are looking to expand their offerings.

About Our Presenter
William R. Duncan is the President of Project Management Partners of Lowell, MA USA. He has over forty years of management and consulting experience and has helped clients in North America, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Europe improve both organizational and individual competence in project management. He was the primary author of the original (1996) version of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is currently Director of Certification for IPMA-USA.

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