Structure of Competence Units with the PMCD Framework tence The PMCD Framework

Structure of competence units with the pmcd framework

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Figure 1-5. Structure of Competence Units with the PMCD Framework tence. The PMCD Framework provides a summary of the competencies that support project manager performance. The PMCD Framework defines project manager competence by identifying performance criteria relative to specific elements and units of competence. Understanding the individual project manager’s current capability is essential to establishing a competence baseline. Measuring individual perfor- mance against a competence baseline will identify the project manager’s strengths and development needs. The dimension of Personal Competence looks at the project manager’s behavior relative to overall competence in managing projects. The goal is to meet or exceed the baseline competence defined by the PMCD Framework . For employers, the PMCD Framework provides a multidimensional taxonomy of the actions and behaviors typically required by project managers in order to fulfill their role within the organization. The PMCD Framework can be used to identify the existing competence of project managers, as well as any gaps that should be addressed. There may be project type, industry, or technology-specific requirements that are needed to complement the PMCD Framework . The PMCD Framework can be used to determine the competence of individuals who manage projects within the organization. For practicing project managers , the PMCD Framework provides assistance in determining their own level of competence and areas where further development is required. For advisors to an organization, the PMCD Framework provides a powerful tool to help scan and analyze the existing actions and outcomes within the organization to discover any gaps that may need to be addressed. For individuals who are considering moving into project management, the PMCD Framework provides a guide to the competencies they will be expected to develop. The PMCD Framework provides an assessment process which allows project managers (or managers of project managers) to identify their strengths and development needs within the competence framework. It assists in the identification of options for improvement, and how to develop and implement a competence development plan. ©2007 Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA 7
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Chapter 2 Performance Competencies Performance Competence is what the project manager is able to do or accomplish by applying their project management knowledge. Individuals will demonstrate their Performance Competence by applying their knowledge and skills to a project and delivering the planned outcomes. Each individual skill that reflects project management good practice needs to be assessed. To assess Performance Competence, endorsed standards or baselines are required for each skill against which: Individuals are able to measure and plan their progress towards competence. Organizations are able to design performance measurement instruments, design job specifications, employment specifi- cations. and individual development programs.
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