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					CAPACITY BUILDING OF
ARMENIAN PROJECT
MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
AND DEVELOPING PROJECT
MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR
IT AND TOURISM CLUSTERS
Armenian Project Management Association (APMA)
Albert Poghosyan, (tel: 094252378, email: albert@poghosyan.org)
Aims and objectives of APMA

   The target of APMA (NGO) is to establish society of
    professionals working in the field of Project
    Management. APMA's mission statement is: "To
    develop and promote the professional disciplines of
    project management for the public benefit".
APMA strategy
   Knowledge: Becoming the recognised source for the development
    and dissemination of knowledge for project management.
   Professional Development: Developing and maintaining an
    internationally recognised structure of qualifications relevant to
    cross-sector practice.
   Membership: Attracting and retaining members through a growing
    range of value-for-money services and products.
   International: Promoting and protecting the interests and standards
    of APMA and its members at home and abroad.
   Governance & Administration: Providing an efficient, cost-effective,
    transparent core for APMA to deliver the plans, services and
    products to members, potential members and society as a whole.
   Code of Conducts: Create Armenian Project Managers code of
    conducts to implement it in member’s organizations. Additionally,
    APMA will protect any member in case if any company will violate
    professional code of conduct accepted by APMA member.
Project Team
   Albert Poghosyan - Project Manager
   Grigor Vahanyan - Services development coordinator
   Arsen Gevorgyan - Membership/Promotion coordinator
   Armen Kocharyan - Materials development/publish
    coordinator
   Aleksandr Bakhshetyan - Technical development
    coordinator
   Hrant Darbinyan - Trainings development coordinator
Project Description
   The aim of the project is to support and develop IT
    and Tourism Industries with establishing,
    development and promoting Armenian Project
    Management association in Armenia. It will help to
    develop required knowledge and skills for more
    successful projects in
     IT,
     Tourism,
     Construction
     Other   industries.
Project Objectives
1.   Establishing the Armenian Project Management Association.
     This has been done on first level of official registration and
     validation.
2.   Creating background for organization by creating all
     required documentation, materials and body of knowledge
     for Armenian project managers.
3.   Establishing recognition of Armenian Project Management
     Association on International level by registering for
     membership into International Project Management
     Association and signing alliance with PMI and APM UK.
4.   Developing high quality services and products using
     experience and knowledge of APMA founders involving
     them as volunteers.
Project Objectives
5.   Establishing special Project Management trainings for
     members of IT and Tourism non-governmental
     organizations.
6.   Providing special short term consulting for mentioned
     industries companies to establish high level Project
     Management practice in Industry.
7.   Developing high level customer care and support by
     developing web-site and special materials. This will include
     publishing on-line magazine which will be disseminated to
     members.
8.   Publishing official publication of Armenian Project
     Management Body of Knowledge for project managers
     edited by founders of APMA.
Project Strategy
   Knowledge transfer: We are based on international experience and body
    of knowledge of most developed project management institutes and
    associations.
   Knowledge base: All materials and documents, including main Body of
    Knowledge will be developed by founders of organization presented in this
    document and with CV’s attached to this document.
   Start-up development: We are requesting funding and support of some
    organization which is supporting professional association and developing
    services and required materials for organizational normal work.
   Member registration: We are starting to register members on three levels
    to get organization on self sustainable level. The membership levels of
    Armenian Project Management Association will be as following:
       Companies
       Individuals
       Students
Project Strategy
   Service level: We are going to develop high level services based on
    experience of our founders and develop high level customer care for better
    communication with members and high level satisfaction of members needs.
   Democratic management: We are establishing liberal organization where
    all bodies will be selective, including President of organization which will be
    selected for 1 year by yearly members meeting. All decisions will be made
    by governance body which will be also selective.
   Web presence: We underscore importance of web presence and we are
    going to develop not only presentational environment but also high level
    web collaboration tool for our members. All main collaboration and
    communication will be executed through the web-site. Additionally we are
    planning to distribute some important documents and book through eLibrary
    which will be included on members’ protected area of web-site.
   Promotion and advertising: To promote organization and
    services/products we are ready to prepare some promotional materials
    and disseminate it as in traditional offline method but also online, wish
    targeted text/graphic advertisements on target web sites.
Project Strategy
   Code of ethics: All members of APMA will agreed with one main
    document which is code of ethics or Code of Conduct for Project
    Managers. This document will include all main responsibilities of
    project managers and his/her rights to organization/company. All
    rights of APMA members will be seconded by us and in case of
    conflicts we will protect rights of our members using all available
    tools on socio-political level.
   Office staff: We are planning to keep one general Manager of
    organization and one secretary, who will be responsible for all
    operations and customer support. Additionally we will hire
    professional accountant to prepare all reports and documentation
    for high level financial transparency. In the future we will involve
    more staff as much as organization will be more sustainable.
IT and Tourism support and development



   Training programs

   Consulting program
Project impact on IT/Tourism Sector
   Number of professional members
   Number of successful projects
   Profit of IT companies
   Services/Products directly provided to IT companies as outcome of
    proposed project
       Certification: Each member will be able to get professional certification, which
        will help him/her in career development and successful project management in
        member companies.
       Trainings: We will have two level trainings provided to our target customers.
        First level is corporate trainings which could fulfil corporate demand on this level
        and individual trainings which will help knowledge and skills development on
        project management level.
       Consulting: We are going to provide consulting to any company with
        complicated or conflict current projects. Consulting will be free for short term
        projects to supported IT and Tourism sectors.
       Library: All knowledge and information required for successful professional
        development of members will be provided within Armenian Project Management
        Association.
Other Sources of Support

   American University of Armenia
   British Council
   Ministry of Education
   Government or Republic of Armenia

				
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