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Professional Development Evening - Building The World's Largest Observatories - Vancouver BC

October 16, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

Building the World's Largest Observatories

Keynote Speaker: David Halliday

Join us to reconnect with fellow PM. PgM and BA colleagues and industry professionals for this free networking event, presented in collaboration with the Project Management Association of Canada (PMAC-AGPC), and hosted and sponsored by UBC Continuing Studies.


When: Tuesday, November 24

Time: 6-8:30pm PST

Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St., Vancouver, BC

Light refreshments will be served.

Keynote Presentation

David Halliday

PMAC-AGPC & UBC Professional Development Evening

October 8, 2015 by morley

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PMAC-AGPC  & UBC Professional Development Evening

On November 24, 2015 UBC and PMAC-AGPC will be holding a Professional Development Evening in downtown Vancouver, BC at Robson Square.

There will be speakers, networking, and a panel discussion. There will be registration starting at 5:30 with the event starting at 6 pm. 

Mark your calendar. More event information and RSVP  information will sent out shortly.

From Boom To Bust

July 12, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

Time To Be Lean And Mean?

My How Attitudes Have Changed

What a difference the drop in the oil price has made to the corporate attitude about projects. When times are good, money is no object, it’s do as many projects as we can, spend the money,  and get the projects up and running. Now that times are tight the attitude has made a dramatic shift to, don’t spend any money unnecessarily or don’t spend at all. Facilities still have to run and be maintained so there is now a need to get better control of your projects and their costs. You have to go from schedule being the priority to cost being the priority.

That’s A Big Jump

Gunjan Dua Achieves Perfect Score on the Certified Agile Project Manager Exam

May 30, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

Morley Selver, PMAC's Director of Certification, would like to extend his congratulations to Gunjan Dua of Oakville, Ontario who achieved a score of 100% on the Certified Agile Project Manager exam on May 13, 2015 at the University of Toronto. Gunjan is only  the fourth person  to have ever received a perfect score on this exam.

For a list of those who have earned the Cert.APM credential, please see our certification directory.

[Cert.APM Certification Directory]

Building Your Self-Confidence & Social Competence In Project Management.

January 25, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

When you were growing up did you want to be a Project Manager? If you are like the rest of us, you became a Project Manager by default. If you are starting out as a project manager, you struggle as you are just not sure that what you are doing is correct and what information you should be looking for. You know some stuff about the project management, but you are not confident about your knowledge.

Self-confidence is a personal attribute that develops through an understanding of the situation and knowing the right path to follow. It is a presence that gives others confidence in ones’ ability to do the right thing. One part of self-confidence is being decisive and making sound decisions under uncertainty. Our workshops are all about building your self-confidence in project management. 

PMAC Announces new Certificate in Virtual Team Management

January 20, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

Morley Selver, the Director of Certification, is pleased to announce PMAC's latest certification: the Certificate in Virtual Team Management.

This certificate demonstrates to employers that a person is serious about optimizing his or her project delivery when working in a virtual team environment where team members are distributed across multiple geographic locations and must communicate and collaborate via telephone and online rather than face-to-face. These days, when every job candidate seems to be holding a PMP or equivalent designation, adding an extra certificate such as this one can make a project manager stand out from the crowd.

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What Is The ROI From Taking A Project Management Workshop

People like to take live workshops but are unable to put into words why. To answer that question, Morley Selver, our Director of Certification, has written an interesting article on the ROI from taking a live project management workshop. To find out more go to

2015 New Years Address By IPMA President

January 6, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

Attached is the 2015 New Years address by IPMA's President Reinhard Wagner

How Complex Systems Fail

December 21, 2014 by pmacwebmaster

If you are in the business of producing anything, here is a link to an interesting article on How Complex Systems Fail.

How Complex Systems Fail

Project Management And Leadership

July 20, 2014 by pmacwebmaster

As you are aware, there is a difference between management and leadership. As a project manager, you are the leader. Do you know what direction you want to take the team? Will they follow you? As a leader, you have to take responsibility. Do you know what you are responsible for? Just what does management expect from you?

Morley Selver, our Director of Certification has written an article on Project Management and Leadership that discusses the above issues …………

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