Portland, OR — PMI (Project Management Institute) has announced that John Patton, CEO and President of Cadence Management Corporation, has been appointed as Chair of the Certification Committee for the OPM3 (Organizational Project Management Maturity Model) product suite.

Developed under the stewardship of PMI, OPM3 enables organizations to improve their ability to achieve strategic goals through three interlocking elements – Knowledge, Assessment and Improvement. During the first meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2006, John Patton stated, “The committee membership is outstanding at representing provider firms like Cadence, universities and corporations. We are working together to ensure that persons certified as assessors and consultants of OPM3 are qualified to perform the required on-going activities to maintain certification, and offer the program in a highly ethical and professional manner.” The OPM3 certification program is being administered by DNV Certification (Det Norske Veritas) under agreement with PMI.

John Patton, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, is CEO and President of Cadence Management Corporation. His leadership in the development and dissemination of state-of-the-art project management techniques has established him as one of the industry’s leading “change masters.” John’s recent assignments have been focused on an international program of licensing Cadence training to consulting firms in Asia, Latin America and Europe, establishing Cadence’s global project team approach to be taught by local seminar leaders in the local language of the country. This network is key to multi-national companies’ designs to use a consistent project management methodology worldwide.

About Cadence Management Corporation

For over 25 years, Portland, Oregon-based Cadence Management Corporation has delivered formal project management training, consulting services, and supporting project tools to leading companies and project managers around the world. Today, organizations count on Cadence to provide structure and discipline to projects, to help them deliver more with less. From Locomotives to PCs, financial services to medical equipment, spacecraft to coffee, Cadence is in the products and services that touch the world every day. Cadence Management Corporation: Connecting people worldwide and transforming businesses through project management.

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