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IPMA Project Management Competence Certifications


Many people are familiar with project management knowledge certifications such as PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP), the CompTIA Project+, various ScrumMaster designations and  PRINCE2; however, few understand that there are other certifications that represent what businesses really want: a verification of competence as a project manager.  The International Project Management Association (IPMA) provides competence-based certifications for project managers and PMAC is IPMA’s Canadian representative.  Through PMAC, project managers can have their competence certified in project, program or portfolio management at the entry, senior, or director levels. Join PMAC past president and PM competence assessor Alex Jalalian as he explains the four levels of IPMA PM certification and the requirements to achieve each of these qualifications.


Alex Jalalian

Alex Jalalian is an associate professor at Business School of Lausanne and was a visiting lecturer at the Grenoble ecole de management in Grenoble, France, teaching project management to part-time MBA students. He is also a First Assessor of International Project Management 

Association (IPMA) 4-Level Certification System, an IPMA Delta Foreign Assessor, and an IPMA PM Consultancy First Assessor. He has also been an IPMA International Award Assessor, assessing projects in Romania, Russia and India, for IPMA's International Project Excellence Awards. He worked for 20 years within the IT and Telecom industries in Switzerland with management assignments including software and system engineering and project management in development, product management in marketing, program management in R&D, and strategy and marketing management in new product development.

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