AIPMO is the Association of International Project Management Officers, founded in 2015, representing International Project Management Officers (IPMO), including project, program, and portfolio managers involved in defining, establishing, and running high-performing Project Management Offices (PMOs) in and across industry sectors.
Our VISION is to identify and put into place the building blocks for PMO management to become a recognized international profession.
Our MISSION is to advance the theory, design, and implementation of high-performing collaborative PMOs to empower PMO professionals to create sustainable measurable organizational impact.
Our STRATEGY is to build and evolve AIPMO’s PMO strategic lifecycle framework through research, development, and partnering in parallel to determining and establishing the building blocks in creating PMO Management as a profession.
Developed a PMO methodology that has evolved over 15 years from the development of the Swiss Stock Exchange. Used in many PMOs over the years.
Developed four databases integrated into the overall PMO methodology. Evolved the methodology including an information structuring methodology.
AIPMO was founded in Zürich, Switzerland, on the lake of Zürich.
Developed the first version of the PMO Lifecycle framework and the concept of a research-driven “leading standard.” Developed the concept of the three categories of certifications (Core, Specialist, and Foundational) and wrote the first set of materials of IPMO-P (Practitioner) and IPMO-E (Expert) core certifications. The IPMO-E was given in Riyadh in May 2016 and soon followed by IPMO-P in October 2016.
Developed the designations for the three categories of certifications.
AIPMO produced the world’s first PMO Principles Booklet, which was based on concepts developed by Dr. Robert Joslin and Dr. Ralf Müller for writing principles-based standards.
Developed the second part of the Strategic PMO Lifecycle framework called the “PMO Services Lifecycle” framework using a services-oriented architecture. Developed a set of research complemented materials aligned to the framework. Gave the first IPMO-F (Foundation) core certification based on the PMO Services Lifecycle framework.
Launched a joint MSc and DBA in Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs with the SBS Swiss Business School.
Created two of the three foundational certifications: Services and Capabilities (SC-IPMO) and Consulting Frameworks (CF-IPMO). Services and Capabilities (SC-IPMO) is based on the PMO Services Lifecycle framework and leverages the PMO Services and Capabilities book (at the time was in draft). The Consulting Frameworks (CF-IPMO) is based on management consulting frameworks and techniques.
Launched the third and last category of courses – the specialist courses. The specialist courses are written for both project and PMO professionals as well as functional professionals. The specialist courses are aligned to the PMO Services and Capabilities book (in draft at the time of writing). The specialist courses are designated IPMO-S with a number that indicates a level, e.g, IPMO-S1.
AIPMO is developing a PMO “research-driven” standard (called a leading standard) based on research and expert knowledge, which is being tested and improved using a continual improvement process. Three other books are at various stages of writing, so it will be a multi-year journey.
The first research findings of AIPMO/SBS DBA have been applied to the materials.
AIPMO registered office:
Sihleggstrasse 23, Wollerau, Schwyz 8832, Switzerland
Tel: +41 445188123