IPMA is a Federation consisting of a network of about 70 Member Associations (MAs). Some MAs are also named IPMA, some have their own name. Our MAs develop project management competences in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with and developing relationships with professionals, corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organisations and consulting companies. Aiding the development of the project management competences is a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. Is there an MA present in your country? Click here to find out more
Our vision is to promote competence throughout society to enable a world in which all projects succeed. IPMA actively promotes developing competences in project management for individuals, project teams, businesses, organisations and government agencies around the world. To increase the recognition and effectiveness of the project management profession, we:
IPMA is driven by its members and volunteers. The IPMA boards, teams and Member Associations consist of enthusiastic, experienced project management practitioners. As a global organisation, we collaborate on an ongoing basis, organising regular Executive Board and bi-annual Council of Delegates (for Member Associations) meetings. This “collaborate globally, serve locally” approach to serving our community is unique to IPMA. Executive Board members are elected for a three-year period. See the current Executive Board members here
IPMA has spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and North and South America. The demand for our products and services and the number of our Member Associations is steadily growing. Through IPMA, project management practitioners from all cultures and all parts of the world can network, share ideas, and move our practice and our stakeholders forward through effective collaboration and cooperation.
Jesús Martínez Almela, IPMA President
IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (ICB4)
The ICB4 is the international standard on competence for project, programme and portfolio managers. ICB4 does not prescribe a method, methodology, or specific process. ICB4 gives a clear language, a basis for development and learning, suitable for all project managers, programme managers and portfolio managers.
IPMA Project Excellence Baseline (PEB)
What defines whether a project or programme is “good” or “bad”? IPMA has given its extended definition in the PEB, the Project Excellence Baseline. This model is based on the well-known EFQM model, but is adapted to the field of project- and programme management and after over 10 years of use has been adapted to the model we’re using now.
IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB)
What is your organisation’s maturity level? Getting to the highest level should not be the goal for organisation but getting to the right level is! What is the right level for your organisation? In the IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline, or IPMA OCB, we describe the levels but more importantly also the competences. Now you can assess what level your organisation is.