Beyond PMP Certification
What’s Next

           Catherine Daw, MBA, PMP
                   President
                SPM ...
Agenda

From here to there
What’s happening out there?
What’s next?
Getting started
Growth of the Profession

PMI exponential growth since 1996
PMP certification celebrating 15+years
CAPM and now Program...
Competence and Awareness



     Competence
                  Don’t know      Know
                  /know           /know...
Competency Definition

A competency is a group of variables that
 accurately predict successful job
 performance

Resear...
Need for competent PMs

Competence
  • fitness
  • capability
  • ability


PM Competence (in 6 words or less!)
… well ...
The changing skills of a Project Manager



       General
     Management             Application Area
     Knowledge &  ...
Attributes of the PM Today


   Manage & Lead          Risk-taker
  Conceptual &            Competitive
  Analytical
   Re...
Is the Future Written in the Past?

A Brief History of Research
  • 1970s WBS, PM Software, P.E.R.T., Life Cycles
  • 198...
Where are the PMs of the Future

 Still an Accidental career                             Mature Project Manager
         ...
Maturing PM Skill sets for the Future


        Another view of a PM's life cycle

                                      ...
Project Management Styles of the Future


  The Pendulum is swinging




Participative Management                Authorit...
A New Tool for the PM of the Future

 Who can you trust, who can trust you?
 Competence trust (can you do the job)
 Eth...
The PM of the Future


Global Projects require Global PMs
   •   Not contractors or subcontractors
   •   Business to Bus...
The PM of the Future

Project managers in a internal sales role
  • PM is not yet a strategic issue
  • Awareness & suppo...
The Role of the PM of the Future

Project Managers as Portfolio Managers
  • A coming of age in corporate strategic plann...
What’s happening out there

CEOs are:
Looking for leaders
Focused on execution of strategy
Wondering how to innovate:
...
Burning Questions for corporations

 Strategy: How do you link strategy and execution?
 Talent: How do you leverage glob...
The Economy

Growth in Canada
Impact of currency
Global leader potential
Sustainability opportunities: economic,
 envi...
Changing workforce

Not just looming but already here shortage
 of skilled resources
Lean structures of the past
Need f...
Changing Workforce

Immigration is not going to solve the
 shortage
Demographics – difference in younger
 generation and...
What’s happening in the PM world

Career pathing
Competency assessment
Search for new sources
Changing definition of a...
What’s next

Career pathing
Education and training
Focus on short and long term
Executive leadership
Career pathing

Traditional
  • Manager, leader, director – project/program
  • PMO head – project, program, portfolio

...
Education & Training

70/20/10 rule
 Select the career path which works for you:
  • Career PM
  • Executive Management
...
Short and Long Term

Short Term
Implement career path and competencies
 for you
Get serious about training
Rotate thro...
Short and Long Term

Long Term
Enter formal management development
  • MBA, internal corporate programs
Become PMs that...
It’s about leadership

Leadership skill     CEO responsibilities      PM Equivalent
Selling up           Board and shareho...
How to be an effective leader

Understand & interpret the environment in
 which you operate
Develop winning strategies
...
Taking the next step



                   You are here     You want here
Take stock
What does your future look like?
W...
Questions
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Beyond PMP Certification

  1. 1. Beyond PMP Certification What’s Next Catherine Daw, MBA, PMP President SPM Group Ltd
  2. 2. Agenda From here to there What’s happening out there? What’s next? Getting started
  3. 3. Growth of the Profession PMI exponential growth since 1996 PMP certification celebrating 15+years CAPM and now Program Management Certification (PgMP) Standards, certification, & recognition Launching a career framework for organizations
  4. 4. Competence and Awareness Competence Don’t know Know /know /know Don’t know Know /don’t know /don’t know Awareness
  5. 5. Competency Definition A competency is a group of variables that accurately predict successful job performance Research shows: • 70% through experiences • 20% through feedback („how‟ not result) • 10% structured training & seminars
  6. 6. Need for competent PMs Competence • fitness • capability • ability PM Competence (in 6 words or less!) … well suited for project management work …
  7. 7. The changing skills of a Project Manager General Management Application Area Knowledge & Knowledge Practice & Practice Generally accepted Project Management knowledge and practices
  8. 8. Attributes of the PM Today Manage & Lead Risk-taker Conceptual & Competitive Analytical Results Oriented Demonstrates Initiative Able to Influence Innovative Flexible Creative Energetic Proactive Positive & Confident Focused 7
  9. 9. Is the Future Written in the Past? A Brief History of Research • 1970s WBS, PM Software, P.E.R.T., Life Cycles • 1980s Risk Management, EVA, AI, Cost Management • 1980s had 4 times the research articles than 1970s • 1990s Team Building, Leadership, Motivation, Risk management. Quality Management, Communications • 2000s…Ethics, Loyalty, Trust, Globalization, Morality, Selling? In other words…. …. “a trend from tools people” 9
  10. 10. Where are the PMs of the Future  Still an Accidental career Mature Project Manager 50 - 65  - The Life Cycle of a PM Some will be entrepreneurs 40 - 55 Professional Project Manager 40 - 50 Expanded Project management Responsibility In-house,& off site training 30 - 40 Managerial Responsibility Supervisory Responsibility 21 - 28 Specific Training at Employment Advanced Degrees Advanced Degrees 18 - 24 Apprenticeship Commit to career, craft, Skill
  11. 11. Maturing PM Skill sets for the Future  Another view of a PM's life cycle Leadership Managerial Technical Time/Project size
  12. 12. Project Management Styles of the Future The Pendulum is swinging Participative Management Authoritative Management Leadership
  13. 13. A New Tool for the PM of the Future  Who can you trust, who can trust you?  Competence trust (can you do the job)  Ethical trust (will you take care of my interests)  Emotional trust (does this relationship feel right)  Combination of the above (Business, social and sales balanced) Your My Interests Interests
  14. 14. The PM of the Future Global Projects require Global PMs • Not contractors or subcontractors • Business to Business Alliances • Loyalty an issue • Asset Protection Global Model • PMs required to understand 3 dimensions – Structural Dimension – Policy Dimension – Strategic Dimension • Applied at local level
  15. 15. The PM of the Future Project managers in a internal sales role • PM is not yet a strategic issue • Awareness & support during crisis only The future Project Manager must… • Understand concerns of senior management • Speak their language • Demonstrate value • Connect to business • Build on early success 28
  16. 16. The Role of the PM of the Future Project Managers as Portfolio Managers • A coming of age in corporate strategic planning • Executive function, Enterprise-wide • More than managing multiple projects Project Managers and the use of tools • Watch where you're applying the lipstick 29
  17. 17. What’s happening out there CEOs are: Looking for leaders Focused on execution of strategy Wondering how to innovate: • „we need to build organizations where discipline and freedom aren‟t mutually exclusive‟ Culture issues: building, changing
  18. 18. Burning Questions for corporations  Strategy: How do you link strategy and execution?  Talent: How do you leverage global talent pools for innovation?  Trends: How will the trend toward clean and green drive the innovation agenda?  Culture: How can you create sustainable innovation capability?  Customers: Can they lead breakthrough innovation?  Jump Start: Can you build breakthrough start ups from within? * From HBR:Burning Questions website
  19. 19. The Economy Growth in Canada Impact of currency Global leader potential Sustainability opportunities: economic, environmental, social
  20. 20. Changing workforce Not just looming but already here shortage of skilled resources Lean structures of the past Need for bosses and leaders Profile of the worker today is different tomorrow Succession planning
  21. 21. Changing Workforce Immigration is not going to solve the shortage Demographics – difference in younger generation and attitudes to work/life Training ain’t performance Availability isn’t a skill
  22. 22. What’s happening in the PM world Career pathing Competency assessment Search for new sources Changing definition of a project manager Not just about projects but change management, governance, ethics Team leadership
  23. 23. What’s next Career pathing Education and training Focus on short and long term Executive leadership
  24. 24. Career pathing Traditional • Manager, leader, director – project/program • PMO head – project, program, portfolio New Direction • Strategic Planning • Executive Management
  25. 25. Education & Training 70/20/10 rule  Select the career path which works for you: • Career PM • Executive Management • Blend – with forks in the road Based on profile of the future: • Need for general management and „hard‟ skills • Negotiation, decision making, managing change, conflict, innovation Formal education – MBA Other designations – CMC
  26. 26. Short and Long Term Short Term Implement career path and competencies for you Get serious about training Rotate through assignments outside your usual zone Don’t go it alone
  27. 27. Short and Long Term Long Term Enter formal management development • MBA, internal corporate programs Become PMs that can be promoted as leaders Prepare for uncertainty Trial – test it out in real life
  28. 28. It’s about leadership Leadership skill CEO responsibilities PM Equivalent Selling up Board and shareholder Winning Stakeholder relations Buy-in Selling down The Entire Firm and its The Project Team Customers People Skills Creating followers Earning Respect Strategic Planning Big picture, long term Project scope, planning vision & definition Finance High-level budget and Project resource funding skills planning & cost control Marketing Product management, Project vision public relations & statements, advanced promotion communications skills planning * PM Network – June 2005
  29. 29. How to be an effective leader Understand & interpret the environment in which you operate Develop winning strategies Execute them brilliantly Measure the impact of your strategies, adjust Develop organizational, departmental, team & personal capabilities
  30. 30. Taking the next step You are here You want here Take stock What does your future look like? What path do you want to pursue? More than education Experience, feedback, training Leadership and relationships
  31. 31. Questions

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