Magazine article PM Network

Project Manager Competency Development Framework-Second Edition

Magazine article PM Network

Project Manager Competency Development Framework-Second Edition

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE Project Manager Competency Development Framework-Second Edition Project Management Institute, 2007, ISBN 13: 978-1-933890-34-0, 81 pp., $39.95 Member, $49.95 Nonmember.

THE PROJECT MANAGER COMPETENCY Development (PMCD) Framework-Second Edition provides general context for the definition, assessment and development of project manager competency. The framework outlines the key dimensione of project management competency and identifies those competencies most likely to impact project manager performance.

Project manager competency consists of three separate dimensions:

1. Knowledge: What a project manager knows about the application of processes, tools and techniques in project activities

2. Performance: How a project manager applies project management knowledge to meet project requirements

3. Personal: How a project manager behaves when performing activities in a project environment.

To be recognized as fully competent, a project manager must satisfy each of these three dimensions. An individual can demonstrate knowledge competency by obtaining an appropriately credentialed assessment, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. Because the elements of knowledge competency are detailed in the PMP® Examination Specification, the PMCD Framework focuses on the assessment of performance and personal competencies.

The PMCD Framework is designed to cover a range of competencies needed by project managers and to apply generically, regardless of the nature, type, size or complexity of the projects being managed. …

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