PM Expert sums up 2012 – 10 years of success!
PM Expert, a member of ARMADA Group (MICEX-RTS: ARMD), sums up 2012. In 2012 the intensive company’s development continued and high indices in all areas of the company’s activities were achieved. Revenue growth of PM Expert services has reached approximately 25% compared with 2011, the number of staff employees exceeded 150 people.
Last year PM Expert celebrated its 10th anniversary. During these years the company has passed the dynamic development path from the small devotees’ team to confident leadership in the field of project management.
In 2012, PM Expert has successfully completed a successive stage of service and engineering works within the framework of Gas Projects Programme for Rospan International, a member of TNK-BP. The Gas Projects Programme includes a large-scale development of East-Urengoy and New-Urengoy gas and condensate license areas. The planned CAPEX of the Programme is approximately USD 6 billion. Within the cooperation framework the specialists of PM Expert have rendered project management support services to the Customer, including development of management plans and schedule models of projects; projects operational management and projects administration. PM Expert is the only Russian project management company which has experience of such scale project management support.
Last year a demand for the services of professional project management and consulting provided by PM Expert remained stable. In particular, PM Expert continued the successful collaboration with such organizations as FGC UES, Kubanenergo, Severstal, Rosobrnadzor, MaRussia Motors, TNK-Uvat, ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., VCNG (TNK-BP), etc.
A landmark step in the development of the project management in our country became the launch of Russian State Standards for project, program and portfolio management that came into force on the 1st of September, 2012. PM Expert specialists were actively involved in the development of these standards. The training course, based on the provisions of the Russian State Standards for project management, added a line of PM Expert trainings in 2012.
PM Expert keeps leading positions in Russia both in volume and quality of services in the field of project management training. In 2012, PM Expert carried out over 1,400 training days for more than 8,800 students. The average satisfaction mark of the company courses was more than 9 points on a 1-10 scale. All reviews are publicly available on PM Expert website.
PM Expert offers the most diverse in the Russian market line of project management training courses, including training, based on majority of the world’s standards: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), PMI The Standard for Program Management, PMI The Standard for Portfolio Management, ICB IPMA (NTK SOVNET), P2M, Russian State Standards and Scrum methodology. PM Expert course “Company Project Management Based on PMBOK® Guide. Basic Course” became one of the top-10 most popular seminars in 2012 (according to RBC ratings).
In August, PM Expert issued a certificate to 45000th attendee of project management courses. The number of students of the leading Russian universities, trained within the project for the development of domestic project management professionals, has reached 300.
One of the innovative aspects of PM Expert activities is the idea of international master classes that allow the company customers to get acquainted with the best international practices of project management. Last year, PM Expert expanded the geography of such seminars, organizing a training workshop "Effective Project Management" in Dubai, as well as a master class on the project risk management in Geneva. During a trip to Switzerland the participants were able to visit the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), to see the famous Large Hadron Collider - the world's largest experimental facility for acceleration of charged particles. PM Expert remains the only Russian company, delivering project management workshops with study of the world’s major projects experience.
In 2012, PM Expert completed the creation of technology project management department, which has the expertise of the most popular software for project management: Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera. Silver status of Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management and Oracle Gold Partner status confirm the high quality of PM Expert consulting services in Microsoft EPM and Oracle Primavera implementation, and of the training courses on Microsoft Project and Project Management with Oracle Primavera.
Last year we celebrated 4 years of the launch of project management certification developed by PM Expert. During this time the number of PME® (Project Management Expert) certificated specialists exceeded 1000 employees of the leading Russian companies. The continued growth of PME® certification popularity indicates importance of the professional level confirmation among project management specialists.
The company continues to develop its certification system in order to offer a product that perfectly meets the needs of the market. In particular, in 2012, the company has developed a unique program of Preparing for Taking Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam , designed to assess the knowledge of project management and allowing users to prepare most effectively for the PMI® exam.
"Project management in our country confidently enters a stage of professionalism development, - noted CEO of PM Expert Alexander Kutuzov, PME. - The state standards launching, the growing interest in project management from the public sector, strong demand for project managers’ certification - all these facts show a new stage of project culture in Russia. The next logical steps should be a professional community creation and development of PMCs (Project Management Companies) - companies, which manage professionally the customer’s project and are independent of the general contractor. Our company is already a PMC, and a demand for our services from the largest Russian enterprises shows that we are moving in the right direction."
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