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Is anyone familiar with the GPM-b certification & exam ? Appreciate your input.
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I heard it's getting popular Rami. It will be interesting to watch this post for others who know more about it.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Feb 12, 2018 3:22 PM
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I heard so too and it is very interesting to me as it is part of what our organisation supports.
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I guess Munir Ajam is having that certification and I assume he would be a good source of info accordingly.
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I have intentions to certify in GPM. In my country (Argentina) there is a person that are certified coach. As far as I can find out the requirements must be taking into account because are totally different than PMI´s certification requirements. For example, you must be presented or recommended by two people that certify that you have used GPM related things into the projects you have presented as part of your project management experience. Beyond that you have to take the preparation courses. That is because I am in doubt to start my certification journey. I do not like this type of requirements.
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1 reply by Elaine Jackson
Feb 12, 2018 10:17 AM
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Sergio yes she is great. I am looking into hosting a sustainability conference in Boston and having her speak. She is excited with the thought of coming to Massachusetts.
Stay connected and let me know how you are progressing.
Do connect with me on LINKEDIN. linkedin.com/in/ejackson21

Elaine
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Sergio that for sharing your view. This is new certification. More should be share for information of all colleagues
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Rami -

Why not send a message to Richard Maltzman - he's very focused on sustainable PM and could likely give you some useful insights?

Kiron
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Feb 12, 2018 3:24 PM
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Thanks Kiron.

I trust our colleagues already covered everything I needed to know to encourage me to move forward. I sent a message to Dr. Joel Carboni as well who is the President of the GPM - He is on our PM Portal here as well.
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I have held this certification for the last 3 years and am familiar with the material. I deliver sustainable presentations and also deliver the training material. How can I grant you more information? I am in Massachusetts.
Elaine Jackson, BS, PMP, GPM-b
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Feb 12, 2018 3:25 PM
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Elaine,

Thanks a lot - I received your feedback and it is very much appreciated. As I mentioned, this certification makes lots of sense to me on many ways of which one of them is that we aim at delivery green sustainable buildings to the best we can so my company is in full support of this initiative.
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GPM Global has three certifications, GPM-b is the basic one
To get the GPM-b, you need similar requirements to the PMP or other foundational certifications.

The exam covers two major categories, PM Process (using ISO 21500) and Sustainability concepts, UNDG and GPM Standards and Guides. The Exam is three hours, online.

If you have the PMP or PRINCE2, then you can use a pre-qualification. Also, having these certifications means you have the basic PM knowledge, so the GPM-b exam can be 3 hours covering the two categories I mentioned; or you can choose the one hour option focusing only on sustainability.

So, this is primarily a knowledge exam.

The other two certifications are more aligned to IPMA, since they are competence based certifications.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Feb 12, 2018 3:35 PM
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Mounir,

Thanks for your input.

I read about the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and this is what they mention online as part of their RPL Policy:

"If a candidate has a project management certification that is recognized by GPM® and can be verified via public registry they can take the exam by making use of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy if they complete a PRiSM Foundations or Practitioner Course".

So I understand that if you have a PMP and want to qualify for the RPL, you will have to take a course in order to qualify.

Is my understanding correct ?
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Sergio Luis Conte
yes your contact in Argentina is local to you and can provide all the material in the local language.
Contact me if you still need her personal contacts details.
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Feb 12, 2018 9:55 AM
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Thank you very much Elaine. I have contacted her because I knew her into the PMI local chapter.
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Feb 12, 2018 9:36 AM
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Sergio Luis Conte
yes your contact in Argentina is local to you and can provide all the material in the local language.
Contact me if you still need her personal contacts details.
Thank you very much Elaine. I have contacted her because I knew her into the PMI local chapter.
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Mounir Ajam
you are correct
someone just asked if they could pass this exam by just studying 3 different pages

-- this is not a certification where you achieve it on paper - sit back and business rolls in. You need to apply the knowledge. You really need to believe in and apply sustainability concepts on your projects - in your life. You will explore areas where you can reduce waste, make changes in how resources are consumed, address how and what you purchase that is most important. It does not have to cost tons of money to be sustainable.

Many of the discussions are very enjoyable and allow you to work on how you can get your team and your organization on board without them experiencing a major transition.

If you believe you are too old to care about the condition you leave this planet - please at least care of the condition it is left for your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren ...

Not going to start lecturing here but the final solution to global warming is not to head to Mars and do it all over again.

join us for a free discussion this week.
We can answer your question and help you figure out if your company can benefit by a program or if you can add more value with sustainability management approaches.

Elaine Jackson, BS, PMP, GPM-b
Holistic Project Manager
elainejackson999@gmail.com
www.holisticpmc.com
# 978 290 8834
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Feb 12, 2018 3:27 PM
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Elaine,

This is the second time I hear you mentioning 3 different pages ? What pages are you exactly referring to ? Not sure I get what you mean.

I believe one would never pass this exam if they do not have at least the minimum amount of experience and deeply understand all concepts of sustainability and project management. It is not an easy domain at all. Ive been there and was at some point considering the LEED.

I just recently heard about the GPM and it grabbed my attention for many reasons. It is a great program and now that I understand it is globally accepted, thats great.
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