Pinnacle Announces IPPM ATO Accreditation

Posted by Sara Marks on Friday, September 8, 2017

Southlake, TX – Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc., a global leader of Enterprise Project & Portfolio Management related professional services announces it is now an Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) Accredited Training Organization (ATO)

Achieving the accredited IPPM ATO status means Pinnacle's exceptional services have been benchmarked and approved by APMG against exacting standards. The IPPM Certification program offered by APMG in association with the College of Performance Measurement is unique because it covers all of the disciplines involved with cost, schedule and performance management.  Building on College of Performance Measurement's Earned Value Management (EVM) professional education program, this certification also fills the gaps in addressing all ranges of disciplines in Technical Performance Measurement / Benefits Realization Management (TBM), as well as agile/dynamic Schedule and Resource Management (SRM).  An IPPM certified professional will have demonstrated all of the qualifications to effectively manage projects to an efficient completion, within budget, while meeting customer commitments.

This accreditation builds on Pinnacle's long-term relationship with the College of Performance Measurement.  “We are excited to be the first and only firm to achieve the IPPM ATO accreditation.  It not only strengthens our affiliation with the College of Performance Measurement, it expands our current portfolio of training offerings and helps us deliver more value to our clients and partners alike.” says Thomas Roop, who became the firm’s President in 2010.  Mr. Roop added, "This is another testament to the quality of our professionals and to the commitment synonymous with the Pinnacle brand.  I'm very proud of our team."

About Pinnacle

Founded in 1993, Pinnacle supports a world-wide client base, through a staff of experienced professionals and a network of strategic partners.  Throughout our history, we have successfully helped hundreds of clients, across all industries improve organizational performance through more strategic and tactical management of projects across the enterprise.

Experienced in all sound management practices and all industry leading technology, our core areas of focus are Enterprise Project & Portfolio Management (EPPM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Earned Value Management (EVM) and Enterprise Project Controls (EPC).  We provide a range of value focused and results driven professional services related to Management Practice Consulting, Technology System Implementation and Integration, Training and Functional Support.

About College of Performance Measurement

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is a global, non-profit, professional organization dedicated to developing and disseminating the principles and practices of earned value management and other project performance management techniques.

About APMG

APMG International is the world’s leading global accreditation and examination institute. APMG accredits organizations to deliver training courses and consultancy services for a broad range of professional certification schemes. They have a long history of accrediting organizations worldwide – combined with a rigorous assessment process means that APMG accredited organizations are recognized for their commitment to delivering exceptional service.

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Topics: Integrated Program Management, Earned Value Management, Schedule Management, Training

Sara Marks

By Sara Marks

Sara is a Marketing and HR Coordinator based in Pinnacle’s Corporate Management Office. Sara helps Pinnacle shape and deliver effective internal and external communications, coordinate firm events and support our team company-wide. As an experianced creative writer, Sara has a talent for going outside the bounds of traditional company communications, cutting through all the noise and communicating the things that matter.

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