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Guidance and certification for small and non-complex projects, and the ‘part-time’ project manager.

APMG Launches WISP (Working in Small Projects) training and certification

APMG International has launched a new certification to support individuals and organizations running small and non-complex projects. 

Popular project management frameworks typically need to cater for all sorts of projects, varying in scope, complexity and scale. This can make them seem excessive, and even unsuitable, for smaller-scale projects and change initiatives, and less experienced project professionals.

WISP (Working in Small Projects) guidance has been designed as a simple and accessible framework for the management of small and non-complex projects. WISP has also been created as an entry-level project management framework, ideal for those for whom project management is not their primary role, and those starting out in the world of project management.

WISP key features:

  • Specifically designed for small and non-complex projects
  • Written in simple language; free of typical jargon
  • Easy to understand; easy to apply
  • Guided by four stages and seven principles
  • Includes templates for project documentation 

Approved WISP training courses are offered by APMG’s accredited training organizations (ATOs) and candidates will have the opportunity to test and demonstrate their knowledge with the WISP Foundation exam. Training courses and the exam have launched in Dutch. English courses and exams will follow soon.

Richard Pharro – APMG CEO – says:“Almost everyone in business at some time is asked to manage a project and, without appropriate guidance and advice, this can be a stressful assignment. WISP has been developed specially for those people – the ‘part-time project managers’ if you like. It provides the basic knowledge, tools and concepts needed to deliver a small or non-complex project stress-free and enables them to move on to more challenging projects.”

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