IPMA International Project Management Association

First online IPMA Delta Certification in IPMA History

IPMA Italy Certificazione conducted on the 30th of November 2020 the first online IPMA Delta® certification, with more than 20 managers, from 2 continents. It was also attended by the President of IPMA Italy.

TERNA Plus is the TERNA Group company for managing complex electricity systems, transmission, integration of renewable sources and storage internationally. It is a young organization, established in recent years. It was represented during the certification project by the CEO, the manager of the IPMA Delta certification project and the PMO manager.
The IPMA Delta Manager for Italy (who is also the Director of the Certification Body) agreed with the customer on the IPMA Delta certification in September 2020, after a preparation phase that lasted several months. Due to the Covid-19 situation, it was decided to choose an online option.
The kick-off meeting took place on the 1st of October 2020. 16 interviews were conducted during two full days of the first week of November, by the assessor team of two experienced IPMA Delta assessors (from Switzerland) and one observing assessor (from Italy). All assessors were 4-L-C Level A assessors. About 750 questions were asked and answered in the self-assessments and the online interviews.

The IDR2 Version 2.0 (2019) and its Appendices contributed much to an effective and efficient assessment. The online sessions involved people from the international headquarter in Rome and from Milano, Switzerland, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Montenegro. A key success factor was an excellent preparation of the sessions by the Certification Body, with the customer’s representatives.

The certificate for TERNA Plus – International Operations is granted for the Competence Class 3 described as follows: The PP&P standards are mostly in place and have been communicated to all stakeholders. The PP&P standards are partially applied by PP&P staff and are under management control.

All parties involved, the customer, the Member Association IPMA Italy, the Certification Body for Italy and the Assessors are very satisfied with this first IPMA Delta online certification in IPMA.

Congratulations to the whole team!
Hans Knoepfel,
IPMA Delta sub-team lead