Building professionalism in project management

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Julie Legge is the Head of Membership at APM and one of the creators of the APM’s 5 Dimensions of Professionalism. Julie has been working with organisations and individuals to embed professional standards into a wide range of organisations and sectors over the last 6 years. In this session, she will give an overview on the development of professional standards and qualifications.

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  • Over 30 corporate accreditations, most recently: United Utilities, MottMac, Blue Cross, Arup
  • This slide shows how RPP is positionedin relation to other standards in the marketCurrently, the most recognised qualification in the UK market is knowledge-based . As we know, the increasing drive for ‘professionalism’ means that employers are looking for more than a knowledge-based qualification. That is why we have launched RPP – to meet the requirements for an assessment that measure competence as well as ethics and leadership.
  • Building professionalism in project management

    1. 1. Building professionalism in project management Julie Legge Head of Membership Association of Project Management
    2. 2. Defining Professionalism As defined by the UK Interprofessional Group Professional Regulation Position Statement 2002 An occupation in which an individual uses an intellectual skill based on an established body of knowledge and practice to provide a specialised service in a defined area, exercising independent judgement in accordance with a code of ethics and in the public interest’ A professional is a practitioner with specific skills rooted in a broad base, has appropriate qualifications from a recognised body, undergoes continuous development and operates to a code of conduct
    3. 3. Characteristics of a profession Benefits to society Minimum capability understood More business value created Fair and open practice Project success is consistently delivered Professional Institutions Professionals communities formed Profession clearly defined Leadership role recognised Representation and regulation separated Profession’s status Professionals recognised Professionals valued Professional membership the norm Professional development CPD defined CPD monitored CPD mandatory Standards framework Qualifications framework defined Standards widely adopted Chartered (or equivalent) standard in place Range of routes to chartership available Adapted from BCS Professionalism Research Paper 2006 Developing Established
    4. 4. What is the need? “Project and programme delivery performance is not improving” PWC Insights and Trends: Current Portfolio, Program and Project Management Practices 2012 “It’s time for the profession to stand up and be counted”
    5. 5. PWC Insights and Trends: Current Portfolio, Program and Project Management Practices 2012 What is the need?
    6. 6. Global Demand for New PM Roles PMI Pulse of the Profession Report 2013 375K 1,364K 582K 24,906K 1,642K 8,857K 2,610K 103K 58K 946K “Between 2010 and 2020 the global PM workforce is expected to increase by 13.4M to 41.4M”
    7. 7. Global Professional Certifications 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 Thousands Professional Certifications By Level Expert Practitioner Foundation APM 4% PRINCE/SWI RL 57% PMI 30% IPMA 9% Market share Estimated 7% total global PM workforce with professional certifications APM estimates based on published data from a range of sources
    8. 8. Why develop professionalism?
    9. 9. Who is doing it?
    10. 10. For Individuals
    11. 11. For Individuals A framework or methodology which defines the processes and practices for the organisation A competence framework to map levels of knowledge and experience at appropriate levels Qualifications to provide developmental opportunities and recognition of competence at appropriate levels A continuing professional development scheme that broadens horizons and builds understanding through sharing of good practice Recognition that true professionals should be accountable for their actions and adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct
    12. 12. Breadth: Discover the new Bok Plus
    13. 13. Depth: Assess your competence
    14. 14. Achievement: Qualifications Professionalism = knowledge + experience + ethics + leadership Senior practitioner / expert Practitioner Foundation Capabilitylevel Many standards Some standards Few standards IC APMP PQ Competence = knowledge + experience Knowledge Assessment
    15. 15. Commitment: Stay connected
    16. 16. Accountability: through membership

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