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IBM Certified Associate BPM Program Manager - BPM Blueprint; WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.1

Job Role Description / Target Audience

Note: This certification will be withdrawn on 08/31/2013.

This entry level certification is for BPM program managers who deliver low complexity processes and contribute to delivery of moderate complexity processes under the guidance of intermediate level program managers. 

These program managers help with the successful deployment of a BPM project and the continued improvement that maximizes value and minimizes cost, time, and risk. They:

  • employ the Process Modeling phases, goals and deliverables.
  • lead others to communicate process needs through the expected, exception, and escalation paths in a Business Process Definition model.
  • lead others in the capture, define, analyze, improve, and document a process model in IBM BPM Blueprint and IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition.
  • determine the program and project lifecycles.
  • manage project scoping and estimates.
  • manage project development in an iterative "playback-driven" methodology.

To attain the IBM Certified Associate BPM Program Manager - BPM Blueprint; WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.1, candidates must possess the skills outlined under Recommended Prerequisite Skills below and pass 1 test.  To gain additional knowledge and skills, and prepare for the tests based on the job role and test objectives, take the link to the test below, and refer to the Test preparation tab.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

(Note: Knowledge and skills one needs to possess before beginning to prepare for this job role certification) 

Complete a BPM project using IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.1, while serving in the role of BPM Program Manager. This project should be completed utilizing IBM BPM Blueprint, demonstrating best practices, as well as the identification of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics for the project. Other activities should also include the project milestones and conducted playbacks.


This certification requires 1 test(s).

Test(s) required:

Click on the link(s) below to see test details, test objectives, suggested training and sample tests.

  1. Test 000-172 - IBM BPM Blueprint: IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.1, Program Management

Each test:

  1. contains questions requiring single and multiple answers.  For multiple-answer questions, you need to choose all required options to get the answer correct. You will be advised how many options make up the correct answer.
  2. is designed to provide diagnostic feedback on the Examination Score Report, correlating back to the test objectives, informing the test taker how he or she did on each section of the test. As a result, to maintain the integrity of each test, questions and answers are not distributed


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