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Project Management academic qualifications

Diploma in Project Management
Certificate in Project Management
Certificate in Managing Major Projects
FDSc and BSc(Hons) in Information Systems Management
BA/BSc in Project Management
BSc(Hons) Degree in Information Technology Management for Business
BCS Professional Graduate Diploma
MBA in Project Management
MSc in Project Management

Project Management professional qualifications

APM Introductory Certificate (APM's 1st level of four levels of qualification)
APMP - APM Professional (APM's 2nd level of four levels of qualification)
APM Practitioner Qualification (APM's 3rd level of four levels of qualification)
APM CPM - APM Certified Project Manager / Certificate in Project Management (APM's 4th level of four levels of qualification)
APM Project Risk Certificate Levels 1
APM Project Risk Certificate Levels 2
BCS Certificates -
BCS Diplomas
BCS Professional Graduate Diplomas -
BTEC in Project Management
ISEB - Project Management for Information Systems
ISEB Certificate in IS Project Management
ISEB Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management
ISEB PPSO - Programme and Project Support Office
NVQ in Project Management
MSP - Managing Successful Management - Foundation and Practitioner level certificates
PMI PMP - Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional
PRINCE2 - Foundation and Practitioner level certificates

IT / Project Management professional bodies

APM -Association of Project Managers
BCS - British Computer Society
IAP - Institution of Analysts and Programmers
IMIS - Institute for the Management of Information Systems
IPMA - International Project Management Association
ITPA - Information Technology Professionals Association, part of Amicus -
PCG - Professional Contractors Group


APM - Association for Project Management
APMP - (APM's) Association for Project Management Professional
BCP - Business Continuity Planning
BSCS - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
CAPM - (PMI's) Certified Associate in Project Management
CCTA - Communications and Computing Technology Agency
CISP - Chartered Information Systems Practitioners
CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CITI - A group of companies within CITI Holdings Ltd.  Provides training and interim management.
CITP - Chartered IT Professional
CMM - blah
CMMi - blah
CMMP - Certificate in Managing Major Projects
CPM - (APM's) Certificated Project Manager
CRAMM - CCTA Risk Analysis and Management Method
CRM - blah
DSDM - blah
EUCIP - European Certification of Informatics Professionals - Core and Professional levels -
European qualification scheme for people entering  IT or IT professionals wishing to continue professional development
IAP - blah
IEE - blah
IEEE - blah
IPMA - blah
ISEB - Information Security Examinations Board
ISEB - Information Systems Examinations Board
ITIL - IT Infrastructure Library
ITPA - Information Technology Professionals Association, part of Amicus,
J2EE - blah
JDE - J D Edwards
JFDI - An instruction to complete an essential activity without further delay: Just Do It
MBCS - Member of the British Computer Society
MAPM - Member of The Association of Project Managers
MMS - blah
MPLS - DSL - blah
MSF - blah
MSP - Managing Successful Projects
MSP - Managing Successful Programmes - Foundation or Practioner level
MSP99-03 - blah
NCPM - National Centre for Project Management (at Middlesex University)
OGC - Office of Government Commerce (Successful Delivery Toolkit/Gateway etc)
OSS - blah
P3E - blah
PMBOK - Project Management Body of Knowledge - a PMI publication
PMI - Project Management Institute (USA based)
PMP - (PMI's) Project Management Professional
PMW - blah
PPSO - Programme and Project Support Office
PRINCE2 - PRojects IN Controlled Environments - Foundation or Practitioner level
PWM - blah
QMS - blah
RAD - Rapid Applications Development
RGIT - ?Robert Gordon Institute of Technology?
RUP - Rational Unified Process
SSADM - Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology.  "A pinnacle of the rigorous document-led approach to system design".
SDFL - blah
TLA - guess
UML - Unified Modelling Language -  a (
supposedly) non-proprietary modeling and specification language.
WCIT - blah

IT User Groups

CIO-Connect - ?
SSRG - Strategic Supplier Relationship Group - a group of IT user groups formed 20/04/2005 to improve the relationship between IT users & suppliers.
Tif - The Corporate IT Forum
Socitm - The Society for IT Management

Examination / Accreditation / Awarding Boards / Bodies

The APM Group - the trading arm of APM and became independent in 2000
ISEB - Information Systems Examination Board -
UKAS - UK Accreditation Service

Other acronyms that come up frequently

TDA - Technical Design Authority
ERP - blah
CJIT - Criminal Justice IT

Have you have any of the following certifications?   Tick as many as are applicable.

Other jargon

"utilising methods for the assessment and management of risk (eg CRAMM, SRA, Sabachet)."

J D Edwards


Wide experience of using automated tools to assist in the project in the project management process, by automating mechanical tasks such as scheduling, resource balancing, and time recording, eg Primavera PP, PMW, Microsoft Project.

A candidate is required that has hands on UMTS and RAN design experience, General UMTS network design and technical strategy knowledge and RFQ authoring and vendor solution evaluation for this exciting role at a global client.

Knowledge in, and experience of, a range of delivery, development, and process engineering life cycles, eg waterfall, RAD, JAD, DSDM. Experience in the use of automated tools to assist in the project management process, by automating mechanical tasks such as scheduling, resource balancing, and time recording, eg Primavera Project Planner (P3), PMW and Microsoft Project desirable. 

Primavera P3e project planning software.

Six Sigma - blah
Visio - blah

The Open Group run an IT Architect Certification Program.  Details:

PRINCE2 resources
BugBox PRINCE2 compliant package:
Integrating PRINCE2 with the IBM Rational Unified Process - free e-learning:

Principles that won't go away

One of Courtney's laws: "There are management solutions to technical problems, but no technical solutions to management problems".
"A fool learns from his mistakes, a wise man learns from the fool".  (So read the existing Lessons Learned reports.  They list the things that will go wrong for you too.)
"Requirements are like water. They're easier to build on when they're frozen."
Parkinson's Law: "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion".
Hofstadter's Law: "It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law".
Student Syndrome: "most people only apply themselves to a task as the deadline approaches".  (Hence you should never delegate your built-in contingency!)

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