Entry level BPM program managers who are capable of completing a BPM project using IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.1 and BPM Blueprint are the target audience for the IBM Certified Associate BPM Program Manager certification. Typically, the professionals with this certification work on low and moderately complex processes while under the guidance of intermediate level program managers.
The IBM Certified Associate BPM Program Manager certification indicates that those who possess the certification have the skills necessary to successfully deploy a BPM project. Additionally, the certification acknowledges that the holder has the capabilities needed to continue to apply improvements which maximize value while minimizing costs, time, and risks. These program managers are expected to understand project lifecycles, manage project scooping, and manage project development.
Another skill required of an IBM Certified Associate BPM Program Manager is the ability to lead others. Candidates for this certification must have leadership skills in communicating process needs in a Business Process Definition Model. They must also be able to lead others in capturing, defining, analyzing, improving and documenting process models.
Certification is gained through passing the 000-172 - IBM BPM Blueprint: IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.1, Program Management exam. The 000-172 exam has 40 questions which must be answered within 75 minutes.