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15 March 2013

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.
15 March 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]

8 March 2013

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.

[Details and Online Registration]

7 March 2013

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

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