Monday, January 28, 2013

Launch of the first certification specialized in sustainability, integrating ISO 21500 (GPM-b Certification).

Green Project Management Certification is presented as a commitment to maximize the sustainability throughout the project life cycle.

The objective is to improve the generation and delivery of goods and services as well as the project management by itself considering environment protection of their impacts using measurable standards.

This certification is given to Project Managers who have met established standards of project execution, including technical competence in sustainability and also in professional project management.

Sustainable Project Management is an initiative that promotes the reduction of environmental degradation from the hand of economic growth of the company. This is a discipline that combines the principles of P5 and PRISM (Projects Integrating Sustainable Methods).

GPM-b is presented as the first certification to leverage the new Project Management ISO 21500.

Certification process

Candidates will have to achieve a minimum score of 76% to pass the exam that is divided in two primary sections as listed below.

1. Project Management
1.1.  Project Management Standards based on ISO 21500
1.2.  Project Management Competencies
1.3.  Project management Knowledge Areas
1.4.  Key Terms and Concepts

2. Sustainability Integration
2.1. Why Sustainability
2.2. PRiSM™
2.2.1. P5™
2.2.2. Sustainability Management Planning
2.2.3. Phases, inputs and outputs
2.3.1. The Energy Management Standards ISO 50001
2.3.2. The Environmental Management Standards ISO 14001
2.3.3. The Guidance on Social Responsibility ISO 26000

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Lorena is Director of Avanza Project and Business Coaching in Spain, a consulting firm specialized in project management, coaching and team building (REP®).
She is Master Professional and Personal Coach. She is a trainer of soft skills in Project Management Competency Development and also is formed in the Harvard Manage Mentor “program”. She is an Associate Professor in the teaching of the Master in Project Management at the Catholic University of San Antonio in Murcia Spain and at the Murcia University in Spain as well.
As co-founder of AECOFAM (Spanish Association of Family Coaching) designs programs for personal growth and talent development.

She has been language trainer and consultant at the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control in Stockholm, Sweden and consultant on implementation of assessments and diagnoses of maturity in Project Management in Mexico.
Has more than 15 years experience in sales negotiation in multinational companies i.e.   has worked 10 years in the banking sector in companies such as BBVA and Citi as sales manager of financial products.

Monday, January 21, 2013


José María Núñez Araque, ICCyP, PMP®
Member of the Direction Board of the Project Management Institute Madrid Chapter (PMI-MSC) 
CEO at AGIPCI Consultores, 

José María Núñez Araque is a Civil Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Master in Company Management by Instituto de Empresa (Ie) Business School and Project Manager Professional (PMP®) certified by  PMI®.

He has developed his professional career in firms such as Hidroscivil, Obrum and Acciona, assuming responsibilities as Area Director and Construction Manager, managing a wide portfolio of public and private clients, and thus achieving a global vision of business and getting oriented towards results and team leading. 

His experience of more than 20 years in construction industry, in large infrastructure construction projects (concession granted Viñedos Highway, San Chinarro Urban Action Program in joint venture…) and building projects (Barajas Airport Terminal T-4 in joint venture,…) has given to him a global and managerial vision of managing contracts as projects, optimizing resources efficiency and maximizing results effectiveness.

Currently he is developing G/DP Consultancy and Training in Project Management/Direction as a managerial ability for professionals and as a strategic ability for companies, to allow all of them to align project results with company business objectives, and therefore, to help them become more competitive in the new international markets, through using a common language of internationally acknowledged standards such as PMBOK and ISO 21500.

Also, he is CEO of AGIPCI Consultores and a member of the Direction Board of Project Management Institute Madrid Chapter (PMI-MSC), and a founding member of the Construction Management Association of Spain (CMAS).

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Conclusions of the survey performed in Argentina about the knowledge of ISO 21500 Regulation and the interest that might arouse the development of a Guide for its implementation.

Mónica González, our ISO 21500 initiative´s representative in PMI Nuevo Cuyo (Argentina) presents an interesting brief about the specific conclusions of the survey performed in her country.

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Monica is an Industrial Engineer, Master in Business Administration and have two International Certifications, Project Management Professional (PMP) del Project Management Institute y Green Project Manager (GPM) del Green Project Management Organnization, with over 25 years of experience in Electrical Companies, in both public and private sectors, specifically in Electric Power Transmission in High and Medium Voltage.

In the past 13 years, her work as a Project Manager has involved developing, establishing, implementation and maintenance of Organizational (and Integrated) Management Systems according to the International Management Standards, like ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems - Requirements), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems -- Requirements), ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Standard) and the Argentinean Resolution ENRE 057/2003 Public Safety for Electric Power Transmission in High and Medium Voltage.

Her first experience as a Project Manager was in 1991 during the Software Customization and Implementation Project for three Telecontrol Centers of the Cuyo Region´s electrical grid after one year and a half specialization training course in Houston, Texas, USA. From 2002 to 2004, she was part of Communication Committee and Environmental and Sustainable Development Committee of Electricité de France (EDF) Branch America along with colleagues from France, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.

Currently, she is a Senior Project Manager and works as an independent contractor. As PMI member Monica is a founder of PMI Nuevo Cuyo Argentina Chapter, as a volunteer she serve as Marketing and Communications leader, issuing a monthly newsletter between others.

She had got her Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) of PMI in 2010.

In addition to integrate the PMI Global Sustainability Community of Practice Council (may´2010-dec´2012) and support PMI Educational Foundation as a Liaison in Nuevo Cuyo Chapter, She serves as a committee member for the PC/ISO 236 Project Committee: Project Management; and for the ISO/TC 258 – Technical Committee: Project, Program,
Portfolio Management.

From October 2012, Mónica is member of the Green Project Management Executive Consortium.