IPMA International Project Management Association
4 February 2016 / 12:28

New IPMA ICB, PEB and OCB ready for download

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) announced the release of three standards for immediate download and web viewing today. The three standards are the IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (IPMA ICB), version 4.0, the IPMA Project Excellence Baseline (IPMA PEB), version 1.0, and the IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB), version 1.1.

The IPMA Individual Competence Baseline delivers a completely rebuilt standard for individual competence, extended to projects, programmes and portfolio management. The IPMA Project Excellence Baseline delivers a streamlined model of the existing Project Excellence Model, designed for project success and team performance. The IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline offers a pathway to improve the performance of an organisation that is aligned with both the IPMA ICB and the IPMA PEB.

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“We are excited to offer the project management community a new generation of standards. These standards represent an important leap forward in the application of competence in real work place environments,” remarked IPMA President Reinhard Wagner.

All three standards are completely free in digital format at our new products site, http://products.ipma.world/. Print versions will be offered for a price. Each standard was developed over the past several years utilizing teams of international experts from a wide range of disciplines including business, government, academia, industry, and non-profit leadership.

“IPMA is moving forward with a new suite of products and services in 2016. These new offerings are built upon the three standards released today, and our Member Associations are excited to have new offerings to bring to their customers,” said IPMA Executive Director Amin Saidoun.

All three standards will be available for print by March 1.


Amin Saidoun, Executive Director, International Project Management Association amin.saidoun@ipma.world

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For more than twenty years, Tim Jaques has been exploring, thinking, speaking, and writing on the topics of project management, organizational change, culture, and human performance. Tim is an avid writer, presenter, and facilitator. As the IPMA Global Director for Special Interest Group (SIG), Tim supports the IPMA vision of promoting competence throughout society to enable a world in which all projects succeed. Tim’s work in IPMA focuses on connecting global experts to solve some of the world’s most important and complex challenges through the development of special interest groups around topics as diverse as Innovation, Smart Cities, Smart Rural, Artificial Intelligence and Mega Projects to name a few.

In business, Tim’s work today focuses on business transformation and workplace performance through his company Teaming Worldwide. Tim has worked with a variety of private and public sector clients including General Electric, Toshiba, Tufts University, the US Army, US Postal Service. Teaming Worldwide delivers professional development and performance consulting, re-imagined using the latest science in adult learning, motivation and performance.

Tim’s core capabilities include project and program management, performance improvement, execution and operations, organizational change management, IT transformation, and business strategy. Tim co-authored the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Individual Competence Baseline, version 4, an international project, program and portfolio competence standard. He has published two books on US Federal government PM practices; and written numerous articles on project management, organizational change and transformation.

Tim is a past vice-president of IPMA-USA and has held numerous board positions.