Project Manager Competency Overview


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Presentation outlines a three pronged approach to Project Manager Competency

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Project Manager Competency Overview

  1. 1. Project Management Competency Model
  2. 2. Defining Competency <ul><ul><li>Encompasses knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are causally related to superior job performance. (Boyatzis 1982) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is accompanied by a command of language and concepts of a given profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is demonstrated by behaviors in the workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be measured against well-accepted standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be increased via training and development </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Aligned with PMI Project Manager Competency Development Framework
  4. 5. Our model focuses on a Project Manager’s:
  5. 6. PM Competency Knowledge – Skills - Attributes <ul><li>Knowledge – What individual Project Managers bring to a project through their knowledge and understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Skills / Behaviors – What individual Project Managers are able to demonstrate in their ability to manage projects </li></ul><ul><li>Attributes – Core personality characteristics underlying a Project Managers capability to do a project or project activity </li></ul>
  6. 7. Why do Competency Assessments? <ul><li>Lost Profits </li></ul><ul><li>Late Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Projects Over Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Training Gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Opportunities </li></ul>See “Competency Assessment Programs Raise the Bar on Enterprise-Wide Performance” , by Jimmie West, Ph.D, PMP and Deborah Bigelow Crawford, PMP
  7. 8. PM College Assessment Program <ul><li>PMKAP </li></ul><ul><li>PM Multi-rater </li></ul><ul><li>Personality Attribute Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager Knowledge Assessment Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager Behavior Multi-rater </li></ul><ul><li>Personality Attribute Assessment </li></ul>
  8. 9. Project Management Knowledge Assessment Profile
  9. 10. PMKAP: <ul><li>Measures the knowledge of the project manager based upon the nine areas identified in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide): </li></ul><ul><li>Integration Management </li></ul><ul><li>Scope Management </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Management </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Management </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Management </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement Management </li></ul>
  10. 11. PMKAP Features <ul><li>135 Questions – 15 for each of the PMI nine knowledge areas </li></ul><ul><li>Question ID Analysis to validate each question </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting can be aggregated or viewed by user </li></ul><ul><li>Validates project management knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Can assist in pinpointing training needs </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used as Pre / Post work to learning programs </li></ul>
  11. 12. Project Management Multi-rater
  12. 13. Multi-rater: <ul><li>Measures observable behaviors of the individual as rated by self, subordinates or peers, and supervisors. Individuals being assessed are rated on a scale that identifies frequency of behaviors exhibited: </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Understanding of concept </li></ul><ul><li>Displays basic execution skills </li></ul><ul><li>Displays effective execution skills </li></ul><ul><li>Models skills at a superior level </li></ul><ul><li>Can teach, coach or mentor this skill </li></ul>
  13. 14. Multi-rater participants <ul><li>Standard Offering: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to Two Other Individuals: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subordinates </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Multi-rater features <ul><li>100 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on project managers day-to-day behaviors in putting project management principles into action </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting is aggregated for organization to identify training gaps, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting can be broken out to individual level (if small population) – blind results </li></ul>
  15. 16. Multi-rater considerations <ul><li>Objectives for this type of assessment must be clearly identified by organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong communication plan is critical for this type of assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Can also be used to identify behaviors that need improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used at culmination of a curriculum offering to focus on demonstration of new skills obtained and now in practice </li></ul>
  16. 17. Personality Attribute Assessment
  17. 18. Why a Personality Attribute Assessment? <ul><li>Assessment is compared to Project Manager job profile of high performing individuals in this type of role </li></ul><ul><li>Comparisons can be aligned to Project Manager Role or Program Manager Role </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to provide assessment of individual’s personality attributes and how they compare to other high performers in that role </li></ul>
  18. 19. Goal of Personality Attribute Assessment <ul><li>Goal of this portion of the competency assessment is to identify individual and team strengths and opportunities for growth </li></ul><ul><li>Determine training needs for team and for individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in professional development plan for project managers </li></ul>
  19. 20. Personality Attribute Assessment <ul><li>Tool takes approximately 90 min for individuals to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Results are provided through on-line report. Report reviewed by competency assessment coach through one-on-one 30 min phone review </li></ul>
  20. 21. Aligned with PMI Project Manager Competency Development Framework
  21. 22. Questions? Joni Brown-Irons Managing Director PM College [email_address] (484) 603-8008