PMAC AGM Scheduled for May 8, 2013

As PMAC did not meet its quorum for the 2012 Annual General Meeting, and it is fast approaching the 15-month time limit, we are invoking the approved alternate method of reconvening the AGM. On May 8th, at 1pm Eastern time, the PMAC Board of Directors will hold the 2012 AGM via teleconference. According to our by-laws, as this is a second attempt to reach quorum for our AGM, any number of attendees will constitute quorum so that we can vote on our motions. Please attend if you can, but we will understand if the short notice prevents you from participating.

Attendance is open only to PMAC members in good standing. To gain access to the teleconference and to view the full agenda, please log in to this web site so that the server can verify your membership status. If you are an active member in good standing who is logged in, the link below will take you to the call details; otherwise, you will get an error message.

The PMAC Board of Directors looks forward to your participation.

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New Article: "Oh, By the Way..." Now Available

Morley Selver, PMAC Director of Certification has just published a new article on this web site about the four most dreaded words for project managers: "Oh, by the way..." Read this entertaining article at he link below.

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IPMA Delta Case Study: Litex AG

This is a case study of a new organizational project management maturity assessment (IPMA Delta Certification) that is now available in Canada.

The certification was done by the Swiss Project Management Association with Sandra Bartsch-Beuerlein from PM-ZERT as Lead Assessor and Hans Knoepfel and Gabriel Gassmann as Co-Assessors. The on-site visit took place on 18thand 19th March 2013.

The client was granted an IPMA Delta Competence Class 3 “Standardised” certificate. Litex AG, Switzerland, was founded 50 years ago. The continuous development from that time on has been an essential aspect of the company's culture. Today the company is an independent provider of three-dimensional illuminated and non-illuminated signs to represent the brands of customers, outdoors and indoors. It helps customers to transform their ideas into reality. Litex also works in tandem with the customer’s advertising agency. This interface is essential to guarantee that the ideas do not remain ideas but can be produced and installed. Litex AG does not sell any in-house production capacities. It coordinates the right products with the right price-performance ratio, for the individual customer requirements. This makes them unique as this business model did not exist in Switzerland previously.



"Our core competences are customer relationship management, professional project management and strategic partnership management. Every project manager holds a valid IPMA® certificate and as a company, we relate to professional project management as a philosophy. This is the reason why we decided to undertake the IPMA Delta® certification. The detailed feedback of the independent assessment helps us to further develop our project management strategy, our project management culture and competence. We are proud to have achieved IPMA Delta Class 3 and we are sure that our customers will benefit from our structured process to deliver a top brand meeting the highest of quality standards, on time, and at a reasonable cost. We do not just talk about complexity – we manage it."
- Sasha Petschnig, CEO


Agile Expert Kevin Aguanno Now a Columnist for ProjectManagement.com

PMAC President and agile guru Kevin Aguanno Kevin Aguanno has now joined ProjectMangement.com as the newest columnist to comment on agile project management topics. ProjectManagement.com is one of the largest online project management communities that features articles, news reports and white papers on project management-related topics.

Aguanno was chosen for his pioneering work in the the agile project management field. As a well-known keynote speaker, author, trainer, and coach in agile management methods, Aguanno has taught thousands of people how to better manage high-change projects by using techniques from Scrum, Extreme Programming, Feature-Driven Development, OpenUP and other agile methods. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and private corporate events where he delights audiences with practical advice peppered with fascinating stories from his own experiences in the trenches practicing agile project management.


Newly Certified Agile Project Managers for March 2013

Morley Selver, Director of Certification, would like to congratulate 12 more individuals who successfully passed the Certified Agile Project Manager exam during the month of March 2013. Their names are now listed on the Directory of Certified Agile Project Managers.

[Directory of Certified Agile Project Managers]


PMAC Joins Global Initiative Promoting Green Project Management

PMAC President Kevin Aguanno announced today that PMAC is now supporting the GPM Alliance for Sustainability in Project Management.

The GPM Sustainability Alliance is a platform for project management organizations, associations, communities of practice, and clubs to pledge their support to advance sustainability in project management. This green project management initiative is a member of the UN Global Compact who has put in place a policy framework for the development, implementation and disclosure of sustainability principles and practices, related human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. The GPM Sustainability Alliance applies this UN framework within a project management context. More details on this initiative are available at http://www.greenprojectmanagement.org/

In support of the UN Global Compact, we support the following ten principles:

  • Human Rights (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
    • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
    • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
  • Labour (The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work)
    • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
    • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
    • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
    • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • Environment (The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development)
    • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
    • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
    • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Anti-Corruption (The United Nations Convention Against Corruption)
    • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Newly Certified Agile Project Managers for February 2013

Morley Selver, Director of Certification, would like to congratulate 10 more individuals who successfully passed the Certified Agile Project Manager exam during the month of February 2013. Their names are now listed on the Directory of Certified Agile Project Managers.

[Directory of Certified Agile Project Managers]


Join us in the March Edition of our FREE PM Webinar Series, where we will be going over Data Governance Program Management

Data governance projects present a unique set of management challenges that can stymie many experienced information system project managers. This complex organizational and technical practice requires a tailored methodology to ensure that the project is well-organized, analyzed and executed, delivering value to the organization. A program approach to data governance is important to the success of the effort

This presentation by renowned data governance expert Anne Marie Smith will offer a methodology for creating a successful data governance program based upon her actual experiences at several companies. Attendees will gain an understanding of the importance of managing a data governance program effectively, the critical success factors of data governance, offer some suggestions for avoiding common problems, and how to extend the data governance program into the organization’s culture and projects.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • The critical success factors of data governance
  • How to establish the data governance program
  • How to select the right stewards and other participants
  • Roles and responsibilities of the data governance entities (councils, teams)
  • How to develop the initial project team and manage the program and subsequent projects

And that's not all! Project Management Professionals (PMPs) will earn a FREE PDU for attending this event which they can put forth towards their general PDU requirements. Certified Data Management Professionals (CDMPs) will earn a free CDMP Professional Development /Recertification Credit for attending this event. Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) will earn a FREE CDU, and both CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) and CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) will earn a FREE Learning Credit from attending this event.

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This month's issue of the PMAC newsletter is out!

This month's issue of the PMAC newsletter is out. Click the following link to read it now!

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PMAC Newsletter - March, 2013 Issue

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