3 June 2010

On May 17-18, 2010, the Project Management Association of Canada challenged project managers to think about their career growth in terms of developing competence rather than just accumulating PDUs. PMAC had a booth at the annual ProjectWorld Toronto conference, attended by about 1,200 people this year. The annual conference brings together PM thought leaders, industry, and the practitioner community in a week-long event, two days of which make up the public symposium. This year, PMAC had a booth at the event promoting the association's competence and agile PM certifications, as well as the new Canadian National Project Awards.


PMAC Director of Awards, Alex Jalalian, and PMAC Vice President, Kevin Aguanno,
manning the booth. Photo taken by PMAC Director Keith Farndale.

In addition to long discussions with many project managers who stopped by the booth, PMAC Vice President Kevin Aguanno was also featured in a panel discussion that closed out the symposium, titled "There is NO value in certification!" in which he agreed that knowledge-based certifications like the PMP have become too common, eroding their value, while employers are looking for something else that distinguishes the "good" PMs: competence certifications.

The PM community showed a lot of interest in PMAC, with even PMI SIGs asking for details and requesting that PMAC hold a presentation for their members on competence certification.

In a related move, the PMAC has reached a preliminary agreement in principle with the hosts of the ProjectWorld Toronto conference to have our annual Canadian National Project Awards hosted at next year's event. More details will follow on this exciting development.

18 May 2010

A new article has been posted to our web site titled "Is There Any Value to PM Certification?" This is the latest article by our Vice President, Kevin Aguanno.

13 May 2010

The University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario) has extended the number of times it is offering the PMAC-accredited "Introduction to Agile Project Management" course. This 3-day course qualifies students to write the Certified Agile Project Manager exam from the PMAC.

Currently, UW is running its next session of this course on June 21-23, 2010. New sessions have just been announced for October 18-20, 2010 and January 17-19, 2011.

Details and online registration at the university web site at:

11 May 2010

The PMAC is pleased to announce that it is hosting a FREE webinar on 2 June 2010 at Noon Eastern time that will answer your questions about our Certified Project Management Associate (CPMA) qualification. This internationally-recognized IPMA Level-D certification is offered by the Project Management Association of Canada to project managers and senior project team members around the world. There will be a short formal presentation followed by a Q&A session where participants can get all of their questions answered, including information on our new IPMA Level-D online exam. A limited number of participants will be accepted, so register online today to make sure you get in to this FREE event. Find out how you can take advantage of the current big discount on IPMA Level-D certification: currently $150, regularly $350 -- save $200.



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