CIOB launches Project Time Management Certificate

Today the Chartered Institute of Building launches its Project Time Management Certificate (PTMC), which is at the forefront of establishing the premier industry standard in planning, scheduling and project control.

Back in 2008 CIOB research found that 67% of complex building projects were late. Of those delayed 13% were more than 3 months and 18% over 6 months.

That prompted the Institute to embark upon a five year strategy to provide standard education, training and accreditation in time management.  The publication in 2011 of the ‘CIOB Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects’ set down the process and standards to be achieved in preparing and managing a time model.

That work is underpinned by the launch of the CIOB Project Time Management Qualification which offers an established framework to assess and accredit Project Time Management professionals.

The PTMC credential, in combination with the forthcoming Practitioner (PTMP) and Specialist (PTMS) credentials, will offer a project time management qualification structure that will provide a progressive development path based on assessment of skills, knowledge and experience in planning, scheduling and project controls.  The PTMC is open to CIOB members and non-members, and those who have gone through Project Time Management training or self-study.

Saleem Akram, Director at the CIOB said, “This qualification is designed for new entrants to planning and scheduling as well as those who are already engaged in the management of time on construction projects.

He added, “This will be of particular appeal for those who are looking for a relevant and credible qualification in project time management. Our aim is to make this key discipline a truly central, recognised and value added project function.”

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