i2P2M's mission is to equip project leaders and managers to handle the complexity of tomorrow by acquiring the advanced knowledge conceptual framework and best practices through case studies, real time simulation and experience sharing.

i2P2M offers Nine different top-rated, widely used, project management certifications as well as the globalIy acclaimed I/EDPM Diploma to upgrade the knowledge, skills and employment prospects of project management professionals.

Depending on the level of the person they can choose the different Certifications or the higher level part-time Executive Diploma in Project Management. The CIPM credential is an excellent credential for all project managers and other project professionals to enhance their PM knowledge and skills.

The training programs for the various certification schemes related to project management is done by training organisations. The CIPM project management certification requires applicants to be a graduate in any field and have taken minimum 20 hours of training on project management.

In a short time, i2P2M has become one of the 4 global certification bodies. The other three certification bodies have originated from USA, UK and Europe. NITI Aayog has recognised i2P2M as one of the 4 global certification bodies. i2P2M’s Certificate In Project Management certification is very robust as it is the only one amongst all the global certification bodies that has negative marking. The Certificate In Project Management (CIPM) from i2P2M is also unique and robust as a candidate needs to pass the exam which has one objective, multiple choice Paper divided into 4 sections covering the 8 project life cycle phases. Candidates must pass in each section independently besides scoring a minimum overall % across the entire paper. No other global PM certification is based on such a robust methodology.

The syllabus of i2P2M’s certificate exam covers 8 project life cycle phases which is also recommended by NITI Aayog. Conventionally only 5 project life cycle phases are covered by other global certification bodies.

In a short span of eight years, i2P2M's revolutionary approach to Learning and Development in executive education has created ripples all over the world. Today, i2P2M's part time International/ Executive Diploma in Project Management (I/EDPM) has become globally the best across both academia and industry. I2P2M's 16 uniqueness in transforming knowledge gained in the classroom to its implementation at the work place is the master key for such an achievement.

i2P2M believes in participants acquiring latest Knowledge and Competency development by applying the knowledge gained at one's work place and demonstrating Leadership. i2P2M builds Knowledge, Competency and Leadership.

Overview of the I/EDPM Diploma program

The I/EDPM diploma offered by i2P2M in association with The George Washington University School of Business, Washington D.C., USA is a part time executive diploma. There are two options: -
  • the National version (EDPM) which has 4 Modules held from June to September where participants are awarded the Executive Diploma in Project Management
  • The International Executive Diploma in Project Management (IEDPM) has an additional Module which is a one week long study tour to USA in the 5th month.
  • The 1st 4 Modules are common and are held for 3 days every month in India at 3 locations - New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru while the 5th Module is a week long study tour in USA only for the IEDPM participants.

Step 1:- Knowledge Acquisition

A pretest is held at the beginning of the 1st and 3rd modules to assess the current depth of knowledge of each participant by administering a brief pretest known as Project Management Knowledge Quotient (PMKQ) in Module 1 and Risk Management Knowledge Quotient (RMKQ) in Module 3.

Ensuring the best faculty, having wide industry and training experience, conducts the training sessions to provide comprehensive inputs covering the entire gamut of project/program management.

Holding certification exams - CIPM at end of Module 1 and and CrtPRM at end of Module 3. On average, it has been found that improvement is 2.7 to 2.9 times from the initial pretest.

Step 2:- Competency Development (Application at work place)

After every module, it is mandatory for each participant to write a report outlining their learning in the module and some areas in their workplace where they can apply their new learnings.

Each participant is required to write 4 Reports for EDPM and one additional report for the USA component for IEDPM.

Every participant must also submit a Composite Final Report (CFR) recommending a few steps that can be initiated in their department for better delivery of projects/ programs. To ensure full benefit in competency development at the work place, the report should be accepted by the top management of their company.

Step 3:- Leadership Demonstration

Implement the changes of the accepted recommendations within a given time frame by aligning stakeholders including team members and higher management.

Over the last 8 years, we have found significant advantages had accrued to companies that implemented recommendations given by the participants of the I/EDPM program.