CAPACITY BUILDING OF
AND DEVELOPING PROJECT
MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR
IT AND TOURISM CLUSTERS
Armenian Project Management Association (APMA)
Albert Poghosyan, (tel: 094252378, email: firstname.lastname@example.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".
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
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.
Albert Poghosyan - Project Manager
Grigor Vahanyan - Services development coordinator
Arsen Gevorgyan - Membership/Promotion coordinator
Armen Kocharyan - Materials development/publish
Aleksandr Bakhshetyan - Technical development
Hrant Darbinyan - Trainings development coordinator
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
1. Establishing the Armenian Project Management Association.
This has been done on first level of official registration and
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.
5. Establishing special Project Management trainings for
members of IT and Tourism non-governmental
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
8. Publishing official publication of Armenian Project
Management Body of Knowledge for project managers
edited by founders of APMA.
Knowledge transfer: We are based on international experience and body
of knowledge of most developed project management institutes and
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:
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.
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
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
Certification: Each member will be able to get professional certification, which
will help him/her in career development and successful project management in
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
Other Sources of Support
American University of Armenia
Ministry of Education
Government or Republic of Armenia