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News from Latvian National Project
Management Association
Latvia has two Latvian National Project Excellence Award Winners - one Project in the category Medium pro-
jects, second one - in the category Big Projects.
Award Ceremony was held on 27th May, 2009 during 9th International Project Management conference “Pro-
fessionalism. Efficiency. Excellence.” organized by Latvian National Project Management Association.
Starting from 2008 Latvian National Project management association announces application to Latvian Na-
tional Project Excellence Award. The projects are assessed according to the principles and criteria’s of “Project
Excellence” model provided by IPMA.

Project “Renovation of the Old
Bridge across the River Venta and
Establishment of an Attractive
Tourism Territory in the Heart of
Kuldiga” - Latvian National Pro-
ject Excellence Award Winner in
Medium Projects category

The project initiator - Kuldiga City
Council. Project users - Kuldiga City
Council, Kuldiga residents, visitors,
tourists.
The project objective is establishment
of an attractive tourism territory
by renovating the most significant
cultural and historical site, a major
tourist attraction of Kuldiga - the old
bridge across the River Venta - and by
developing the infrastructure for the
“living museum” complex.                  Renovated bridge
The project timeframe:
17.01.2007. - 31.08.2008.                                                               Project „Bio-Venta biodiesel
Total project cost: LVL 2,092,448.09                                                    plant in Ventspils, at 21F Ziemelu
                                                 From left side: Andris Vilks (Member
                                                                                        street “ - Latvian National Project
                                                 of the Award Jury, Director of
                                                 Latvian National Bibliotheca), Iveta   Excellence Award Winner in Big
                                                 Heidena (Project coordinator), Jana    Projects category
                                                 Jakobsone (Manager of the Project),
                                                 Arnis Leikarts (Board member for       The biodiesel plant in Ventspils, at 21F
                                                 Awards of LNPMA), Zanete Ilmete        Ziemelu Street, which was put into
                                                 (Chairwoman of the Award Jury and      operation in May, 2008 is the largest
                                                 LNPMA), Inga Berzina (Mayor of         environmentally friendly fuel production
                                                 Kuldiga City Council)                  unit in Latvia. The high-capacity
                                                                                        biodiesel plant complex consists of
                                                 For more information please visit:     more than 20 various buildings and
                                                 www.kuldiga.lv                         structures compiling a united production



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                                                                                                       Main contractor - Constructus Ltd.
                                                                                                       Constructus Ltd. is one of the leading
                                                                                                       construction companies in Latvia with 15
                                                                                                       years working experience. Constructus
                                                                                                       offers a wide range of general
                                                                                                       contracting services, representing
                                                                                                       client’s interests during the entire
                                                                                                       period of construction - right from the
                                                                                                       inception of the business idea, through
                                                                                                       the design, design development and pre-
                                                                                                       construction stages to the construction
                                                                                                       work itself and the post construction
                                                                                                       period.
                                                                                                       For additional information about Constructus
                                                                                                       Ltd. please visit www.constructus.lv
The biodiesel plant in Ventspils, at 21F Ziemelu Street


complex with state-of-the-art and                     - for construction works and installation
environmentally friendly technology. The              of the plant equipment, amounts to LVL
capacity of the new biodiesel terminal                27 millions (EUR 38 M).
reaches 100 000 tons of biodiesel a
year, which means that 300 tons of rape               The construction of biodiesel plant took
seeds are being processed daily.                      25 months in total and was performed in
The total investment in the bio-diesel                two phases.
terminal reaches more than LVL 57
millions (EUR 79 M). The contract value               For additional information about the biodiesel
of the Applicant - Constructus SIA (Ltd.)             plant please visit www.biodiesel.lv.




                                                           From left side: Girts Fisers (Chairman
                                                           of the Board of Bio-Venta Ltd), Anita
                                                           Ozolina (Chairwoman of the Board
                                                           of Constructus Ltd), Rita Markova
                                                           -Gavrilova (Manager of the Project)         Statuette of the Award




Press release / IPMA

                                                                                                       Antonio Andrade Dias was elected
                                                                                                       President of the Portuguese
                                                                                                       Association of Project Management -
                                                                                                       APOGEP - during the members annual
                                                                                                       meeting on 13th March 2009. Mr.
                                                                                                       Dias took the position, valid until 2011,
                                                                                                       immediately. The former President of
                                                                                                       APOGEP, Nuno Ponces de Carvalho,
                                                                                                       will continue his contribution in the
                                                                                                       SupervisoryBoard.

                                                                                                       Mr. Dias has been a board member of
                                                                                                       APOGEP for 15 years. His vision for the



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association is to become, within three
years, a reference in the dissemination
of Project Management in Portugal, as
well as to provide a wider visibility to
Project Management as a profession, to
APOGEP and to IPMA.
Mr. Nuno Ponces de Carvalho was very
happy with the result of the election:
“Antonio has been actively contributing
to APOGEP activities and development
for fifteen years now in the board of
directors. We all know that his decision
to stand for chairmanship did not come
just like a brain wave, but has been a
natural response towards his evolution
in the Portuguese Association. Now
APOGEP has entered in a new phase and
I believe that with Antonio’s leadership
of the board, APOGEP will enter in a new
performing stage. I wish Antonio best of
luck and affirm that I will stand by him
as we decided, six months ago, in our
chairman change over plan.”                 APOGEP has approximately 200 active           Mr. Dias can be contacted at andrade.
                                            members and was founded in 1994.              dias@apogep.pt
The annual meeting also elected a new       APOGEP welcomes members from all
board of directors, comprising              industries whether practicing as project      For further information please navigate to
Mr. Carlos Oliveira, Mr. Miguel de          manager or not. APOGEP is active in           www.apogep.pt.
Melo, Mr. NunoVinhas, Mr. Hugo              promoting project management to
Lopes, Mrs. Armanda Oliveira and            industry and government organizations
Mrs. Cassilda Pinho.                        and organizes annual events.




                                            28 May 2009


On 28 March 2009, the IPMA Council          maintain a community in which diversity,        concerning technical, behavioural,
of Delegates voted to accept Project        creativity and open-mindedness are              and contextual project elements.
Management Association of Canada /          its hallmarks. PMAC-AMPC members              • To apply a broader definition of
Association de Management de Projet         believe that Canada represents                  project success-the appreciation by
du Canada (PMAC-AMPC) as an IPMA            these ideals and is, as a result, ideally       the various interested parties of the
member association. PMAC-AMPC               positioned to serve a new assembly of           project outcomes-to multiple and
is a non-profit professional body           project managers as it faces unique new         varied industries.
established in 2007 to represent project    challenges in the coming years.”, and         • To support the international PM with
managers and the project management         continues: “Canada is unique in its ability     the provision of a unique Canadian
profession in Canada. The organization      to serve both a national people and an          voice.
plans to conduct activities and publish     international stage. It has obligations
documents in dual languages, English        to both and, unlike many, the capacity        Several PMAC-AMPC members are
and French, as is customary in Canadian     to deliver to both. PMAC-AMPC has             involved in project management
industry and society. PMAC-AMPC has         the same unique challenge and sees            training. The first of many Professional
established a cooperative relationship      itself being able to reach it from the        Development webinars was held on April
with the American Society for the           beginning.”                                   30, 2009. As part of the Professional
Advancement of Project Management                                                         Development program will be the
(asapm), the IPMA member association        The rationale for PMAC-AMPC is:               opportunity to receive accreditation in
in the United States.                       • To serve the needs and demands              various project management subjects.
                                              of a dynamic profession that is             Watch the PMAC-AMPC website for the
PMAC-AMPC website says: “In a world           experiencing significant growth in a        latest professional development events.
where project management is becoming          bilingual country.
a vital force for innovation and            • To explore a broader model of project       For further information, please navigate
organizational behaviour, it is incumbent     management - one that includes              to www.pmac-ampc.ca or send an email to
upon those within the profession to           the development of judgment                 info@pmac-ampc.ca .




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Six IPMA presidents




SPMP Training Projects
financed by EU
Polish Project Management Association - Stowarzyszenie Project Management
Polska (SPMP) shall execute some training projects financed by EU in 2009

Although the project orientation           from 250 small and medium business.          of 110 people from the West of Poland.
is popular amongst international           During 120 hours of the training they        The funds for Project realization have
corporations, however project              should receive preparation to D-level        been obtained within the framework
management model in very slowly            certification. The grant which SPMP          of national Operational Programme
absorbed by small and medium business      obtained comprises covering the              Human Capital and they amount in total
as well as public administration. Taking   expenses of training and certification.      over Euro 1.5 million.
into consideration high importance         The next executed project is titled “         In order to meet the requirements,
of these groups for the economy, it        Project Manager as a chance for a new        SPMP conducted TTT trainings
is essential to popularize the project     quality of work of local government in       and exams with final certification
management methods.                        South-East Poland”. The employees of         for 15 coaches with cooperation of
                                           municipalities and poviat district office    Klaus Pannenbaecker and Wilhelm
SPMP is currently realizing some           - managers or persons responsible for        Mikulaschek. The coaches who
projects allowing to reach these groups    EU projects realization shall participate    have SPMP coach license provide a
within European Social Fund. The first     in the training. The financing includes      necessary level of the trainings for the
of them, titled: “Support for companies    trainings and certification of 120 people.   above - mentioned projects financed by
to educate certified project managers”      The third project financed by EU grants     EU funds.
assumes training for 600 people            is a Project on training and certification



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            Winning opens doors
            Take part in the 2009 APM Project Management Awards and have your talent recognised.


The APM Project Management Awards        achievements recognised. The range           To find out more about the awards, visit
has been recognising world class         of award categories facilitates entries      www.apm.org.uk/awards.asp or email
project and programme management         from projects of all sizes and industries.   awards@apm.org.uk
for over 15 years and 2009 sees a        Follow in the footsteps of some of
total of 13 awards, including 2 brand    the profession’s leading names and
new categories - making this an          companies by winning the industry’s          Award sponsors:
unmissable year to take part. Entering   premier accolade. Entering the awards
the APM Project Management Awards        is free of charge and the deadline for
is the ideal opportunity to have your    entries is Wednesday 24th June 2009.




                                         Have you voice heard
                                         at the leading forum for
                                         debate - the APM Project
                                         Management Conference
                                         Involve yourself in the leading project management forum for debate.


                                         The APM Project Management                   Presentation outlines
                                         conference panel would like to invite        Presentation slots will typically be 30
                                         you to take part in shaping the national     minutes long - 20 minutes presentation
                                         and international project management         and 10 minutes for questions, answers
                                         agenda by contributing a presentation        and debate. Presentation outlines
                                         to the conference.                           should be no more than 250 words long
                                                                                      in PDF, Word or PowerPoint format.
                                         Some of the subjects to be
                                         addressed include:                           Deadline

                                         • Sponsorship - developing an                Presentation outlines should be
                                           effective link between sponsors and        submitted by Wednesday 24th June
                                           project professionals.                     2009 to conference@apm.org.uk
                                         • Capability development -
                                           enhancing project management               Attending the conference
                                           capability and competence in
                                           organisations.                             Click here to download a conference
                                         • The project management toolkit -           booking form or visit www.apm.org.uk/
                                           advancing professional practice in         conference.asp for more details.
                                           project management.
                                         • Project ethics - exploring how new
                                           professional standards are changing
                                           the roles and responsibilities of
                                           project practitioners.




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«Spring News from AFITEP»
Along with members “Autoroutes de Maroc in Morroco, Sonatrach in Algeria, and the Centre Henri Tudor in
Luxembourg, the arrival of Quebec University as a corporate member of AFITEP has further strengthened the
Association’s presence in the Francophone Project Management world.

                                           The University of Quebec is the largest       The representative is M. André
                                           university network in Canada. For more        GBODOSSOU, full Professor and
                                           than thirty years, six universities in this   Director of the Quebec University
                                           group (UQAT; UQAC; UQÀM; UQO; UQTR;           Network programs for Project
                                           UQAR) have worked together to develop         Management.
                                           teaching and research in the Project
                                           Management field. These University of         André is well known to AFITEP members
                                           Quebec Project Management programs            because he was one of the keynote
                                           are the most extensive in Canada and          speakers at our Annual Congress that
                                           the only ones accredited by the Project       took place in Paris last October.
                                           Management Institute.
                                           The ESG-UQÀM Chair of Project
                                           Management is a world-recognized
                                           centre of excellence.




Lafarge




Lafarge is one of the largest cement       Adesh Jain, Honorary President of PMA,        as PEAK I and PEAK II. Adesh facilitated
manufacturing companies in the             India and Director Incharge, Centre           the PEAK I methodology for the
world having its Headquarters in Paris,    for Excellence in Project Management          participants.
France. Lafarge is committed to excel      (CEPM), on behalf of PM College- USA,
in management of projects. Based in        was asked to deliver a 2 day program
USA, Jim Lott, Director of PMO, Lafarge,   which was attended by 24 participants
is leading the project management          from all over the world.
initiatives.                               Lafarge has its own methodology known



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Adesh Jain reelected
Adesh Jain was reelected as the              (Projects) GAIL, as the Treasurer. PMA,   Engineering Company, R S Sharma,
President of PMA, India for the 3 year       India has B K Chaturvedi, Member-         Chairman & Managing Director, NTPC
term ending in 2011. The other key office    Planning Commission, Government           Ltd., the company having the maximum
bearers are: Dr. A S Pillai, Distinguished   of India as its Patron. Some of the       share in generating electricity and Dr.
Scientist & Ch Controller (R&D), DRDO        prominent managing committee              (Prof.) V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-
and CEO & MD, Brahmos Aerospace, as          members are: K Ravi Kumar, Chairman       Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open
Vice President, and S K Bajpai, Director     & Managing Director, BHEL, the largest    University (IGNOU).




The 17th Global Symposium 2009
The 17th Global Symposium (GS
2009) which will be held from 14th -
16th December, 2009 at Hotel Hyatt
Regency, New Delhi, India, is a unique
Symposium which will address the two
major streams of Society - the Industrial
as well as the Social streams.

In the Industrial stream, it will
address the infrastructure, services
and manufacturing sectors while
in the Social stream, it will address
the corporate social responsibility,
employment and health & education
sectors.




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THE OCDP SPANISH CERTIFICATION BODY
ACCIEVED ITS ACCREDITATION!
The way has been long and very
laborious, we have had to adapt three
versions of the ICB (a clear indicator
of the life and evolution of the model,
at the end of the next year we will
start talking about the ICB 4), a very
demanding version of the ICRG 3 (IPMA
competence and Regulation Baseline),
as well as every requirement of the
ISO 17024 and the specific ones at
request of ENAC (Entidad Nacional de
Acreditacion= Spanish Accreditation
Body).

The OCDP was adapted and published
the NCB 3 in July 2006, in the course
of 2006 and during the first quarter
of 2007 we revised, completed and
adapted the QAS (Quality Assurance
System) with its corresponding
Certification Operative Procedures,
and in May 2007 we submitted the            Assessors Team in the Certification Session of Valladolid with the ENAC Auditors
application for accreditation before
ENAC. Since this date and until obtaining   Left to right: Ignacio de los RÌos, OCDP Quality Manager and OCDP Training Assessor in this
the accreditation (May 2009), the           session; Jesus Guillen, Certification Manager and OCDP Senior Assessor in this session; Roberto
work was hard: documentary audit,           Canovas, ENAC First Auditor; Jesus Mtnez-Almela, OCDP Chairman and Senior Assessor; Alfonso
adaptations, new checking, visit and        Bucero, PMI Madrid Chapter and expert in Project Management designated by ENAC to the audit;
field audit, verification of procedures     Salvador Capuz, OCDP Senior Assessor in this session and AEIPRO President.
and dossiers, quality records, etc.
checking of the specific seminar for
exams preparation and finally the audit
of the certification tests (written exams
and interviews). After implementing
the corrective actions to the non-
conformances found, on May Friday
the 8th, the accreditation committee of
ENAC conceded the accreditation to
the OCDP. It was almost two years since
the submission of the application, three
years since the publication of the NCB 3
(a total of four years if we bear in mind
the time spent to adapt and translate it
from the ICB 3) and ten years since the
establishment of the OCDP.
My sincere gratitude to all of those
that have made possible this important
milestone.
Therefore, we have the satisfaction to
communicate that the OCDP of AEIPRO
has managed to be accredited by ENAC
with the code 08/C-PE011, being the
fifth Spanish organization in Person
Certification (C-PE) and the first in the
category 011 (Project Managers).

Jesus Martinez-Almela, OCDP Chairman



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