“If I become a certified in Integrated PM, then I will know what I can do, and so will others, but what type of certification do I need?”
The System Execution Specialist- SES This is our entry level certification. It doesn’t matter what type of specialist you are, “Can you work within the Integrated PM environment?” If you anticipate working within an Integrated PM System, you should take these courses and certify.
Over 20 years ago, Peter Drucker foresaw the need of the information specialist. Today, the System Execution Specialist (SES) is that person. It’s not enough to repeatedly complete your tasks on time, while delivering expected quality, on budget. No, the SES understands how they impact the information asset stocks, and workflows such as information flows, resource flows, cash flows, value flows, and many others flowing between them.
The SES certification is in increased demand as organizations begin to understand the impact systems thinking can have on project performance, and the impact each individual can have on that performance.
The traditional roles of project manager and the specialized disciplines used in your projects and launch plans need this type of certification.
The System Stabilization Practices- SSP The SES certification is for people working in a single Integrated PM System, the System Stabilization Practices (SSP) is concerned with many Integrated PM Systems, all functioning as a System. The SSP’s actions impact all the projects within a portfolio through standards, policies, procedures, and constraints.
Within the Integrated PM System, the program managers, knowledge managers, resource managers, budget managers, risk manager, and others must learn how to function in unity, as a system of sub-components. The SSP knows how to integrate their concerns and capabilities with other SSP’s in the Integrated PM System.
By managing the set of integrated components impacting many projects, the certified SSP, leverages balancing feedback loops, the science of management, and systems thinking to help manage and provide direction to each Integrated PM System within their responsibility.
The System Growth Strategist- SGS Where do the Portfolio Managers, Capacity Managers, and Strategic Planners fit within Integrated PM? Right here as a System Growth Strategist. A great deal of the information gathering, analysis, and decision making takes place here as the System Growth Strategist (SGS), examining the system of systems in context to its environment, and the environment in context of the system of systems.
The SGS is concerned with the strategic alignment, identification of Key Strategic Areas, and Critical Success Factors of a system of systems. They are concerned with dedicating their specific skills, such as Capacity Planning to the attainment of the system of system’s set growth objectives.
The certified SGS, leverages growth feedback loops to help manage the system of systems to increase project performance in terms of predefined growth targets, guidelines, and constraints.