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ACE TEAM

AIPMO has developed the ACE (Advisor, Consultant, Expert) certification program to ensure that the best trainers and consultants are selected for AIPMO’s accredited partners.

An ACE professional is someone who is nationally or internationally recognized because they have contributed and continue to contribute to the PMO and PPP community in terms of advising, presenting, teaching, publishing, and consulting using their expert knowledge. ACE professionals take a three-part exam where the first part is the IPMO-Expert exam, where they have to achieve 85% or high pass rate; then there are two further assignments: one consulting and the other an advisory assignment. ACE professionals are expected to help further the thinking and development of PMO management, which is reflected in AIPMO’s BOK and its implementation within industry and government.

AIPMO is responsible for running these ACE training courses to ensure that every AIPMO partner’s course facilitator understands the philosophy behind AIPMO, which is underpinned by our international experience of Projects, Programs, Portfolios (PPP) and PMOs. Once certified as an AIPMO Advisor, Consultant, and Expert (ACE) trainer, the course facilitator can work for any AIPMO certified partner.

Certified AIPMO ACE trainers have demonstrated their international impact through their track record, reputation, and participation on the AIPMO ACE expert training program, exam results, and case study.

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Our ACE Team Members

ROBERT JOSLIN, PhD

Dr. Robert Joslin, Ph.D, CEng, AIPMO-E, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, is a professor at SBS Swiss Business School, program director for the MSc and MBA programs in “Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs,” and the chair of the SBS Swiss Business School “research advisory board.” He publishes books, book chapters, and research papers in the field of PMOs, leadership, project, program, and portfolio management. Robert presents academic and practitioner conferences and is a peer reviewer of the three research journals in project management and PMO management. Robert is the founder of AIPMO and is in the process of co-authoring an international “leading” standard on PMOs for AIPMO as well as six books that constitute a body of knowledge in the area of PMOs. He has 20 plus years of experience in designing, initiating management delivery of business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, and strategy development. He has won national prizes for ideas and product innovation. He develops and designs enterprise PMOs using various frameworks including AIPMO’s Strategic Framework for PMOs and Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. He previously worked as a consultant in telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing, military defense, and direct marketing. He also worked for McKinsey & Co, Logica, and his own consulting company.

ALFONSO BUCERO, MSc

Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is the founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting. He managed IIL Spain for almost two years, and he was a Senior Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard Spain (Madrid) for 13 years. Alfonso is a PMI member, and a member of ALI (Asociación de Licenciados, Ingenieros y Doctores en Informática). He was the founder, sponsor, and President of PMI Barcelona, Spain Chapter, until April 2005. He is an IPMA Assessor. He was a member of the CoPAT (Congress Project Action Team) of PMI EMEA 2005 Congress in Edinburgh, 2006 PMI EMEA Congress in Madrid, and PMI EMEA Congress in Budapest. He graduated in the “Leadership Institute Master Class 2007” in October 2007 in Atlanta (PMI Global Congress). He was the second President of PMI Madrid Spain Chapter. He was a PMI Component Mentor for Region 8 South during three years, and a PMIEF Engagement Committee Member. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in October 2010. He also received the PMI Fellow Award in October 2011 and the PMI Eric Jenett Excellence Award in October 2017. Since 1994, he is a frequent speaker at the International PM Congresses and Symposiums. He has delivered project management training and consulting services in Spain, Mexico, UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark, Costa Rica, Brazil, USA, and Singapore. As a project management believer, he believes that passion, persistence, and patience are keys for project success. He authored the book Dirección de Proyectos, una nueva vision, published by LITO GRAPO Editors in IIL Mexico in June 2003. He is a contributor to Chapter 7 of the book Creating the Project Office, published in February 2003 by Jossey-Bass Editors (San Francisco/California), authored by Robert J. Graham, Paul Dinsmore, and Randall L. Englund. Alfonso co-authored with Randall L. Englund the book Project Sponsorship, published by Josse- Bass Editors in May 2006. He has also authored the book Today is a Good Day – Attitudes for Achieving Project Success, published by Multimedia Publishing in Canada in February 2010.

 

LAURENT KUMMER, DBA(c)

Laurent Kummer, DBA(c), PM² and PMO Consultant, Coach, Author of “The Lean Project Manager,” is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of expertise leading projects and project teams. As a consultant and entrepreneur, he is also involved in academic research on project management methodologies. He is one of the key contributors to PM², the official project management methodology of the European Institutions that has been released to the public in 2016. As a teacher, he has been sharing his passion for project management through countless classes, lectures and seminar over the last ten years and keeps current by leading several projects at the highest level of the European Commission. He has developed a deep expertise in EU-funded development and research projects. Laurent used to represent the Belgian project management community at the International Standard Organization and has participated at the making of the ISO 21500 standard family on project management. Before this, he spent over a decade leading quality and IT infrastructure programs for General Electric in France, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. During his time in various sectors (Banking, Aviation, Energy, Oil & Gas), Laurent earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification and since then has been a pioneer and active promoter of lean project management to which he authored his best seller “The Lean Project Manager” in 2017. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from the French National School of Electronics and several project management (PMP, PM²) and Agile certifications (Scrum, PM² Agile).

RALF MÜLLER, DBA

Dr. Ralf Müller is Professor of Project Management and former Associate Dean at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway, as well as adjunct and visiting professor at many other institutions worldwide. He lectures and researches in PMO, leadership, governance, organizational project management, and research methods, which is also the subject of his approximately 200 academic publications.

He received substantial awards, among which are:

  • 2015 PMI Research Achievement Award (a life-time achievement award)
  • 2012 IPMA Research Award, which he received together with Profs. Monique Aubry and Brian Hobbs (University of Quebec á Montreal) for their studies on PMOs
  • 2009 Project Management Journal Best Paper of the Year Award

Before joining academia, he spent 30 years in the industry consulting large enterprises and governments in more than 50 different countries for their project management, governance, and PMOs. He also held related line management positions, such as the Worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation.

GÜNTHER SINGER, PhD

Dr. Günther Singer, MBA, is Professor and specializes in human resources, change management, online education, and the accreditation of institutions in higher education. He is CEO of the Life and Career Design Consulting GmbH and owner of ChangeStrategy Consulting. He designs and implements corporate change processes, conducts audits, and supports organizations as a coach and management developer. As a professor, he focuses on graduate and post-graduate courses at Universities and Business Schools. As Executive Coach, he supports decision-makers.

In his career, he has held various positions: CEO, Academic Director, Dean, Senior Researcher, Sales Manager, and Regional Director Europe for a US Accreditation Organization. Here are examples of projects he worked as a consultant, typically involving concept of the project, implementation, training, and/or coaching of key-performers:

  • Air Navigation Industry: process consulting for top-management – company strategy development and implementation
  • Automotive Industry:  retail Group – change consulting due to the restructuring of sector due to new European Union regulations
  • Bank: post-merger change management consulting, training of coaches
  • Electric Power Industry: process coaching due to re-structuring
  • High-Tech Company: change management due to the introduction of process management.
  • High-Tech Company: implementation of skill management and development
  • Higher Education: internal and external quality assurance – various countries and different types of institutions
  • Industrial Production Plant of a multinational corporation: implementation of lean management, team development
  • Industrial Production Plant of a multinational corporation: implementation of self-managing teams
  • Media Industry: implementation of performance management
  • Public Administration: training of managers as coaches
  • Multiple industries and companies: management development
  • Multiple industries and companies: team development and facilitation of workshops
  • United Nations: Human Resources Development and Consulting Services