Other Project Management associations around the world
Written by ESPM
In addition to PMI, APM and IPMA, there are other international project management associations in specific geographic areas. The main ones are:
National Competency Standard for Project Management
The National Competency Standards for Project Management (NCSPM) Australia, issued by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) - operating since 1976 - sets the standard on the basis of the specific expertise of the project manager, adopting the format of the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK Guide, but specifies the skills and knowledge of each area in greater detail. It has about 4000 members, mainly in the fields of engineering and construction and IT.
Its system of Certification (Registered Project Manager) is unique and based on an analysis by qualified certifiers during the activity of the candidate. The NCSPM has three levels of Certification, inserted into a larger evaluation of professional skills adopted by the Australian government.
Japan Project Management Forum
In Japan, project management makes its appearance in the early 60s, for the construction of refineries and petrochemical plants, imported along with technology from the United States and subsequently undergoes strong growth, thanks to the IT industry.
But it is not until 1998, that the Japan Project Management Forum (JPMF) is founded and the local community becomes autonomous, arriving at the definition of P2M at the end of 2001: "A Guidebook for Project and Program Management for Enterprise Innovation" on behalf of the Project Management Professionals Certification Center (PMCC).
Society of Project Management
Born in 1999, the Society of Project Management (SPM) addresses the academic field, as a single collector of research and development on project management.