GPM Certification

Submitting for the GPM-m

Purpose: The intent of this this guide is to support the GPM-m applicant in the process of successfully meeting and submitting the GPM-m application.  The document is a checklist and criteria guide.   As each item is completed, mark ‘Yes’ in the ‘Applicant’ column.

Usage: Once all items are completed and checked off, this document needs to be used for inclusion in the GMPM-m applicant submittal documents.  This document needs to be named as follows: GPM-m_Application_Summary_<Last Name_First Name>_MMDDYR.docx

Process: All GPM-m documents need to be submitted at the same time sent in multiple attachments.  All attachments need to be clearly noted in the file name as to what they are so the Assessor can easily identify them for review.

Confidentiality: All applicant information is confidential and will be used by the GPM-m Assessors then securely archived by GPM administration.  No information will be given without written consent of the applicant.

Advanced Degrees:  GPM recognizes applicants and the value of their advanced degrees integral to the application process.   GPM recognizes and accepts the hard work and commitment it takes to that earn these degrees.  Applicants with Masters and PhD degrees please note clarifications in Steps 4 and 5 below.

 

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GPM-b®

 

<You need to include your GPM-b certification number here>

Your GPM-b certification # can be found on the www.greenprojectmanagement.org website and should also be on your certificate.

<Copy the file name in your submittal package here>

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GPM®

 

<You need to include your GPM certification number here>

Your GPM certification # can be found on the www.greenprojectmanagement.org website and should also be on your certificate.

<Copy the file name in your submittal package here>

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Four (4) year degree

Masters and PhD

 

<You can attach your resume in the application package or a scanned copy of your degree>

Any four year BS degree, Masters, an PhD from an accredited college or university will meet the requirement

<Copy the file name in your submittal package here>

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For BA Only:

At least 16,000 hours over a minimum of 10 years of combined experience in a supervisory, management, consulting, and/or general project management role.

 

<You can attach your resume in the application package or include the link to your LinkedIn profile or list your experience and hours in a separate document>

As 2080 hours equates to a 40 hour per week year, GPM assumes 1500 to 1600 hours per year is full time working on a project or in a management role. 

 

<Copy the file name in your submittal package here>

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 For BA + Masters:

15,000 hours experience over a minimum of 8 years  with a Masters in a field related to or supporting or incorporating project management processes

 

For BA +Masters + PhD: 10,000 hours experience over a minimum of 5 years  with a PhD in a field related to or supporting or incorporating the project management processes

 

 

Not included are vacations, sick leave, Sabbaticals, family leave, email and non-job related emails, phone calls, and meetings so your overall number of years should be 10 or more. Minimum of 8 years of experience.

 

 

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For applicants with BA and/or Masters:

Four (4) COMPLEX (CIFTER score >21) green/sustainability project work

(The Two Prior projects submitted with GPM can be applied).

 

For applicants with PhD:

Three (3) COMPLEX (CIFTER score >21) green/sustainability project work

(The two prior projects submitted with GPM can be applied).

 

<Two are from the GPM certification and two are new for this certification>

 

In the CIFTER section of the case study, the candidate must provide a brief explanation paragraph for each grading of 1 through 4

 

As the GPM is a prerequisite for the GPM-m, you should have two approved case studies already.  You will need to submit two more case studies with this application.

<Copy the file names in your submittal package here.  Identify ‘case study 1, 2, 3,or 4 of 4‘ in the file name>


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Portfolio of Experience (Evidence) required which includes project synopsis and resume /CV.

 

<Your resume should be sufficient or you can submit a synopsis of experience in a separate attachment.>

The purpose of this document is to assess your experience with respect to the GPM-m requirements.  Depending on the detail, your resume may suffice however if any doubt a separate document will be helpful for your assessment.

<Copy the Experience file names in your submittal package here>

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A minimum of three (3) Letters of Validation of qualifications and experience including recommendation by supervisor, manager, and/or other applicable positions of responsibility.

 

<List the names of your validators>

 

Each letter needs to be a minimum of one page summarizing your experience and competency and signed by the nominator.  It is suggested you request hard copy postal mailed to you and then scan the letter. Ideally, LoV’s will be coming from a supervisor, client or other key stakeholder from your case study projects. 

 

Note: LOV’s cannot be from a GPM Board Member

<Copy the LOV file names in your submittal package here.  Include the nominator name in the file name>

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A 3000 minimum word, publishable quality white paper on GPM pre-approved subject approved for publication on the GPM website and publishable in another medium (PMWJ). 

 

<It is required as part of the submittal process  that you email GPM and submit the full version of the paper in MS word format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

for review and grading. .>

 

NOTE: As part of the submittal process, the paper must include an analysis from reputable plagiarism software such as TurnitIn or Viper.

Write on any green PM, cost savings, sustainability, and/or energy efficiency subject or process improvement of the same or training of the same subject.  The intent is to show mastery in a subject area of your choice.  The paper needs to be of the quality and content for publication on the GPM website or other such as the PM world Journal.

 

Paper must be in the template form as per example of GPM Paper Template.

Provide “soft copy the  paper in your submittal package here.  Include the subject in the file name.


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Minimum of 160 (classroom/courses) hours (160 PDU’s or 16 CEU’s) of advanced training in subjects related to Green/Sustainability and/or Program/Project Management within the previous 5 years.

 

< Attach a list of the classes, date, and hours taken>

Preferred is an Excel (.xls or .xlxs) file list the class name, where taken, date taken, and the number of classroom hours totaled to 160 or more.  Any PM related subject is applicable.

Copy the Excel file name here.

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GPM-m Submittal Summary

 

<Attach this completed summary of items 1 through 10>

As this document is a guide for both the GPM-m applicant and Assessor it is listed last as finalized after items 1-9 are completed.

<Copy the file name in your summary submittal package here>

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Peer Review by two people. The peer reviewers would review all Project Evidence submitted and ask any questions or request specific examples.  Reviewers would also randomly check the references.

TBD

<This will be checked off or not done at your actual assessment>

Do nothing here, at this point you are a certificant and if you are approved for the GPM-m, the Assessor(s) will finalize and submit with your file

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Current Centres of Excellence

Current GPM Sustainability Centres of Excellence

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The following organizations have successfully earned the GPM Sustainability Centre of Excellence Award for their commitment to advancing sustainable practices through project delivery using GPM standards.

The Presentation of our First Centre of Excellence to Dubai Electricity & Water Authority April 16th, 2014

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Pictured from Left to Right at the Dubai Water, Energy, Technology, Engineering Exhibition (WETEX) are DEWA CEO and MD - H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, GPM President -Joel Carboni, EVP Waleed Salmon & Dubai Carbon CEO - Ivanno Iannelli

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Award Date

 

Dubai Energy and Water Authority 
Centre of Excellence #0001
www.dewa.ae

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April 16th 2014

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Dubai Carbon
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GPM-b Training Courses

Training Courses that Prepare Candidates for the GPM-b Certification

The GPM-b exam is designed to test the candidate's knowledge of sustainability integration based on our P5 Standard.  Given that project delivery methods are varied depending on industry, size, etc., we developed training courses that instruct how to effectively integrate sustainable methods with project delivery for Agile and PRINCE2®

Currently, four GPM accredited training courses prepare candidates for the GPM-b Exam. 

Here are the path to GPM-b certification through a training program. GPM Training is offered through providers in over 125 countries.

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Candidates who choose self study must take the full GPM-b exam.

  • RPL and SP2 exams are timed at 60 minutes
  • The full GPM-b exam is timed at 180 minutes

GPM Certifications

GPM-Certification-TrackCorporate Social Responsibility is playing an increasingly large role in how consumers, stakeholders, employees, and competitors view organizations and the demand for skilled project managers that can apply sustainable methods to projects is in high demand.

Organizations need to be assured the individuals that manage their projects can integrate methods to achieve sustainability goals and still achieve project specific objectives. Project Managers need credentials that validate their proficiency with these specialized qualities. 

The GPM® Certification track for project and program managers provides the roadmap for professionals to learn, apply, and validate mastery of sustainability based project methods to meet these demands.

Which Certification is right for you?


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Centre of Excellence

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The GPM Sustainable Centre of Excellence in Project Management

The GPM Sustainable Centre of Excellence in Project Management is a distinction for organizations that have committed to environmental, social and economic stewardship through the use of green and sustainable project management practices.


Earning the Centre of Excellence Status

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Level I

To become a Level I GPM Centre of Excellence the organization must:

  • Certify the organization's PMO or E&PM staff at the GPM-b, GPM, or GPM-m level
    • Small Organizations (1-10 project staff must certify all)
    • Medium Organizations (11 - 50 project staff must certify 75%)
    • Large Organizations (51 or more must certify 50%)
  • Adopt and put into practice a sustainable framework for project delivery based on our P5 Standard.  P5 allows flexibility to all sectors, business types and sizes and integrates with leading PM Practices, such as Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, and Agile. 

The level 1 distinction is given for the period of two years at which time an assessment by a GPM Regional Office on project sustainability outcomes is performed.  


Level II

To become a Level II GPM Centre of Excellence the organization must maintain Level I criteria and:

  • Complete a satisfactory organizational assessment by a GPM Certified Assessor on Project Governance, Sustainable Project Success and Continuous Improvement ModelsCentre-of-ExcellenceII

The Level II distinctions is given for the period of two years at which time the organization will be reassessed.

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The GPM-b Certification

GPM-b Certification | Certified Green Project Manager Level b  GPM-Level-B

The Certified Green Project Manager-b (GPM-b) is our foundational knowledge based certification that embodies the commitment of a project management professional to act as an agent of change to manage and direct efforts to maximize sustainability within the project life cycle, improve the construct and delivery of goods and services produced as a project deliverable, and thoroughly considering and accounting for environmental impacts in the project management roles assigned using measurable standards. Green Project Manager (GPM-b) certification is the first project management credential for individuals demonstrating knowledge in delivering projects using sustainable methods.

Project managers who have successfully met the criteria for knowledge in project management and sustainability earn the GPM-b.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the GPM-b you must have a minimum of 2,000 hours experience managing projects and the sufficient knowledge to realize sustainable outcomes.  We encourage, but do not require, candidates to take a PRiSM Practitioner course from an accredited training provider as the exam material is covered in the course.  The GPM Handbook on Sustainability and Project Management, the official study and reference guide is available to our online subscribers at no cost.

The Certification Exam Format

To earn the Green Project Manager level B (GPM-b) credential, candidates must and pass the 150 multiple choice question examination with a minimum passing score of 75%. The Exam is broken down into two primary sections as listed below.

1. Project Management

  • Project Management Standards based on ISO 21500
  • Project Management Competencies
  • Project management Knowledge Areas
  • Key Terms and Concepts

2. Sustainability Integration

  • Principles of Sustainability
  • PRiSM™
  • P5™ (People, Planet, Profit, Process, and Product)
  • Sustainability Management Planning
  • Phases, inputs and outputs
  • Sustainability ISOs
    • ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management
    • ISO 50001 The Energy Management Standard
    • ISO 14001 The Environmental Management Standard
    • ISO 9001 Principles of Quality Management
    • ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility

Preparation

Regardless of how advanced your project management experience or education might be, you should still prepare for the exam.

We recommend the following methods of prepariation.

A.) Complete a PRiSM Practitioner course through an accredited training provider and learn the concepts in a hands on environment using our EnVex learning method. On average, successful GPM-b candidates will spend 10 hours or more to prepare if they have taken a practitioner course as it is case study driven.

OR

B.) Self Study: The GPM Reference Guide To Sustainability in Project Management

  • ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management
  • ISO 50001 The Energy Management Standard
  • ISO 14001 The Environmental Management Standard
  • ISO 9001 Principles of Quality Management
  • ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility
  • The PRiSM Project Methodology & P5™ Concept

Practice Exams area available for our subscribed members

On average, successful GPM-b candidates will spend 50 hours or more to prepare if they are preparing using the self study method.

Taking the Exam

The GPM-b Exam is available at exam.greenprojectmanagement.org The cost is $199.00 and there are no recertification costs.

Maintaing Credentials

The GPM-b Certification is valid for three years.  Prior to expiration, the PM must submit proof in the form of a case study how they are utilizing the knowledge in their PM practice.

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Our certification board's RPL policy can be found here.

For more information, email us at certification(at)greenprojectmanagement.org

The GPMG Accreditation Board, the governing board for the credential, adheres to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO/IEC 17024:2003 standards for our certification process and is a member of the American National Standards Institute. There is no requirement for membership in any professional association or to attend any specific course to apply for the GPM-b. 

The GPM® Certification

GPM® Certification | Certified Green Project Manager

Certified-GPMThe Green Project Manager (GPM®) is an expert level certification that embodies the commitment of a project management professional to act as an agent of change by managing and directing efforts to maximize sustainability within the project life cycle, improving the construct and delivery of goods and services produced as a project deliverable, and thoroughly considering and accounting for environmental impacts in the project management roles assigned using measurable standards. Green Project Manager (GPM®) certification is the first project management credential for individuals demonstrating competency in delivering projects using sustainable methods.

The Green Project Manager (GPM®) certification is awarded to project managers who have met prescribed standards of performance that includes technical competency in sustainability and project management. GPM Global, the governing board for the credential, adheres to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO/IEC 17024:2003 standards for our certification process and is a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

There is no requirement for membership in any professional association or to attend any specific course to apply for the GPM®and the credential is open for application and award to both members of the GPM and non-members. 


Why pursue this certification?

  • Distinguishes the recipient as having a specialized competence in sustainabilty in project management.
  • Validates competency in the ability to manage complex projects while ensuring the sustainable outcomes from both a project process and outcome perspective.
  • Improves personal marketability as a project manager who can achieve Corporate Social Responsibility goals through projects.
  • The highest ranking specialized practitioner level project management certification in the world.

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GPM Certifications Matrix

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Certification Name 
Certification Acronym
Certification Established
General Description
Process to attain Certification
Exam Based/ Peer Review
Exam Duration
Number of Questions
Type of Questions
Passing Score 
Non-Member Cost
Member Cost
Membership Fee
Supporting Knowledge Base
Book Cost
Course Required Prior to Taking Exam?
Course Hours
Paper Required?
Renewal Period
Renewal Costs
 Green Project Management-Basic
 GPM-b®
 2013

Certification of knowledge on how to achieve organizational objectives by overseeing projects and resources with a sustainability focus.

 a) 2,000 hours of project work over a 4 year period. 


b) Application + Exam

 4 year degree + Application is NOT peer reviewed. Only hours worked are audited. Exam only
 3 hours

 115/150 Score is based on 150 questions.  

 Multiple Choice
 75%
 $199
 $199
 $75
 $19.99
Recommended 30 hour PRiSM Practitioner Course
(Not Mandatory)
 30
 No
 2 Years

 Updated logbook, or green and/or sustainability project case study, or portfolio of project deliverables and methods employed sent into GPM

 

 $0
Green Project Management-Practitioner 
 GPM®
 2011
Certifiication of proficiency in achieving organizational objectives by overseeing projects and resources with a sustainability focus.

 a) 6,000 hours of COMPLEX (CIFTER score >21) project work over a 6 year period. 

b) Portfolio of Evidence required + Peer Review.

 4 year degree + Self Assessment + Assessor Review/Interview
 N/A
 N/A
 N/A
 N/A
 $500
 $400
 $75
 Optional
 
Recommended 30 hour PRiSM Practitioner Course
(Not Mandatory)
 30
 No
 2 Years
Updated logbook, or green and/or sustainability project case study, or portfolio of project deliverables and methods employed sent into GPM
 $0
Green Project Management-Master 
 GPM-m® 
 2013
Certifies Mastery of achieving organizational objectives by overseeing projects and resources with a sustainability focus.

a) Pre-requisites GPM-b and (or) GPM®

b) 15,000 hours over a minimum of 10 years of combined experience in a supervisory, management, consulting, and/or general project management role and hold a four year degree.

or

13,000 hours experience with a Masters in a field related to or supporting or incorporating project management processes

or

10,000 hours experience with a PhD in a field related to or supporting or incorporating the project management processes. 

c) Four(4) COMPLEX (CIFTER score >21) green/sustainability project work <prior projects submitted with GPM can be applied. 


d) Portfolio of Experience (Evidence) required which includes project synopsis and resume /CV.


e) Three (3) Letters of validation of qualifications and experience including recommendation by supervisor, manager, or other qualified person.


f1) Option A: 3000 minimum word white paper on GPM pre-approved subject approved for publication on the GPM website and publishable in another medium (PMWJ) with ISBN as a professional white paper.


f2) Option: Approved presentation (minimum 45 minutes duration) made at a PM event such as an internationally recognized seminar, symposia, or conference.


g) Peer Review by two people. The peer reviewers would review all Project Evidence submitted and ask any questions or request specific examples.  Reviewers would also randomly check the references.

 

 4 year degree +  Self Assessment + Assessor Review/Interview + Paper or Presentation on GPM
 N/A
 N/A
 N/A
 N/A
 $1,000
 $750
 $75
 N/A
 

Minimum of 160  hours of advanced training in subjects related to Green/Sustainability in Project Management within the previous 5 years.  
Recommended 30 hour PRISM Practitioner Course as part of the 160 hours. 

 

 30
 Yes
 5 Years
Updated logbook, or green and/or sustainability project case study, or portfolio of project deliverables and methods employed sent into GPM
 $0

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The GPM-m Certification

GPM-m Certification | Certified Green Project Manager Level m (Master)   GPM-Level-M-med

The Certified Green Project Manager-m (GPM-m) is our master’s level certification that embodies the commitment of a project management professional to act as an industry leader who sets the bar for change agents. Individuals who hold this certification have demonstrated their expertise in project delivery and application of sustainable principles.

A certified GPM-m has experience in managing large complex projects and is especially suited for energy effiicency, sustainability, and/or alternative energy projects as they bring a unique perpective in understanding and communicating the cost to benefit real and intangible success criteria for the project.

To be eligible for the GPM-m applican't must meet the following criteria.

Requirement 1. Prior Certification

  • Must hold the *GPM-b or GPM Certification 

Requirement 2. Degree

  • Must hold a four year degree from an accredited University/College 

Requirement 3. Experience

  • For BA/BS Only: At least 16,000 hours over a minimum of 10 years of combined experience in a supervisory, management, consulting, and/or general project management role.
  • For BA/BS + Masters Degree: 15,000 hours experience over a minimum of 8 years  with a Masters in a field related to or supporting or incorporating project management processes
  • For BA +Masters + PhD: 10,000 hours experience over a minimum of 5 years  with a PhD in a field related to or supporting or incorporating the project management processes

Requirement 4. Case Studies

  • For applicants with BA/BS and or Masters Degrees: Four (4) COMPLEX (**CIFTER score >21) green/sustainability project work (The two prior projects submitted for GPM Certification can be applied).
  • For applicants with a PhD: Three (3) COMPLEX (CIFTER score >21) green/sustainability project work  (The two prior projects submitted for GPM Certification can be applied).

Requirement 5. Portfolio Submission

  • Applicants must submit their portfolio of experience (Evidence) required which includes project synopsis and resume /CV.

Requirement 6. Letters of Reference

  • A minimum of three (3) Letters of Validation of qualifications and experience including a recommendation by supervisor, manager, and/or other applicable.

Requirement 7. Professional Paper

  • Applicant must submit a A 3000 minimum word, publish quality white paper on a GPM pre-approved subject approved for publication on the GPM website and publishable in another medium such as the PM World Journal.  

Requirement 8. Training / Education

  • Minimum of 160 (classroom/courses) hours (160 PDU’s or 16 CEU’s) of advanced training in subjects related to Green/Sustainability and/or Program/Project Management within the five years prior to application.

Process

Once the application has been submitted and reviewed, the applicant will have a Peer Review by GPM-m certified assessors. The peer reviewers would review all Project Evidence submitted and ask any questions or request specific examples.  Reviewers would also randomly check the references.  If the evidence and peer review are passed, certification is granted and will be valid for 3 years at which time, incremental evidence must be submitted and reviewed (At no cost).

* To meet the prerequisite, the GPM-b and or GPM may be acheived together with the GPM-m process.
** CIFTER is a Project Complexity Rating developed by the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS)  Click here to learn more

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The GPMG Accreditation Board, the governing board for the credential, adheres to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO/IEC 17024:2003 standards for our certification process and is a member of the American National Standards Institute.  For more information, email us at certification(at)greenprojectmanagement.org

Certification Process

GPM® Certification Requirements.

Experience Requirements

Applicants must hold a four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and a minimum of 6,000 hours experience managing projects.

OR

A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 8,000 hours managing projects.

Step 1: Evidence Submittal - Candidates must complete the online application, which includes a complexity self-assessment score and evidence of their project work (Case Study and CV). The case study must be on a project or program that the applicant managed and

  • outline their application of sustainable methods in the project delivery,
  • the outcome in terms of project objectives met,
  • the standards and controls used to achieve the project deliverables.


Step 2: Assessor and Board Review - A GPMG Accredited Assessor will thoroughly review the evidence presented by the candidate and will be assessed against the following criteria.

  • Project Complexity - A point system based on CIFTER (See chart Below)
  • Sustainable Methods Employed (Measurable Standards and Controls)
  • Sustainable Outcomes (Project Deliverables)
  • Achievement of Project Objectives (Evidence of Sustainable Organizational Process Assets)

 Step 3: Determination - If the candidate scores above 21 points, they are notified of their accreditation. If further evidence is required, an interview is scheduled with the candidate and one or more members of the GPM Review Board.

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Assessment Criteria -Project Complexity

Why do we require a self-assessment?

In order for GPM assessors to get a better understanding of the project, it is required that applicants first assess their project using the Crawford-Ishikura Factor Table for Evaluating Roles, or CIFTER. The tool, is named after two major contributors to GAPPS (Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards), and is used to differentiate project manager roles based on the complexity of the projects managed.

A project classified as a “simple” project is too simple to be used as evidence of competence as a project manager against the GAPPS Project Manager Standard which is what the GPM® assessor, as prescribed by the review board, uses in the determination of a suitable case study for accreditation.

For more on GAPPS and CIFTER visit www.globalpmstandards.org or download the PDF

Project Complexity Chart

1. Stability of the overall project context

Very High

(1)

High

(2)

Moderate

(3)

Low

(4)

2. Number of distinct disciplines, methods, or approaches involved in performing the project

Low

(1)

Moderate

(2)

High

(3)

Very High

(4)

3. Magnitude of legal, social, or environmental implications from performing the project

Low

(1)

Moderate

(2)

High

(3)

Very High

(4)

4. Overall expected financial impact (positive or negative) on the project’s stakeholders

Low

(1)

Moderate

(2)

High

(3)

Very High

(4)

5. Strategic importance of the project to the organisation or organisations involved

Very Low

(1)

Low

(2)

Moderate

(3)

High

(4)

6.Stakeholder cohesion regarding the characteristics of the product of the project

High

(1)

Moderate

(2)

Low

(3)

Very Low

(4)

7. Number and variety of interfaces between the project and other organizational entities

Low

(1)

Moderate

(2)

High

(3)

High

(4)


Assessment Criteria -
Sustainability 

Sustainable Integration and or outcomes using the GPM® P5™ Method

  • If the projects that are being submitted as evidence were by definition a "sustainability project", the case study should include the category, sub categories, and elements that were the focus and the outcomes.
  • If the projects that are being submitted as evidence were managed using sustainable methods for delivery, please indicate what P5 integrators were applied and the appropriate categories that were applied
    • a.Example: Process sustainability was a focus of my project. We employed project processes that incorporated Environmental and Social Sustainability through...
    • b.Example, Project sustainability was a focus as we broke down the project deliverables and made concerted efforts to ensure Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability through...

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The P5 Matrix

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Candidates for the GPM® Certification must submit projects that are assessed with a minimum CIFTER Score of 21. If you would like to apply for our entry level certification, please visit our GPM-b information page to learn more!
Click here to learn more about CIFTER at the GAPPS website


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Certification Renewal

Certification renewal

The GPM and GPM-b certification is renewed every three years.

Process

The certification holder must be able to demonstrate the applicaion of sustainable methods in the projects that they have managed during that timespan.

The certificate renewal process starts with the submission of the updated application form (including CV), the updated project experience form and a new self-assessment form by the applicant:

The Evidence Submission Template Includes:

  • The application form (including CV) comprises personal data, basic education, career history etc.
  • The project experience form collects applicant’s project experience, including a chronological list of projects, programs and portfolios outlining the sustainable elements of each.
  • The self-assessment form addresses the complexity of the individual project(s).  

CIFTER Project Complexity Tool

The CIFTER Project Complexity Tool will help you determine if your case study can be used to submit as evidence for the GPM® or GPM-m® Certification.


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