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Project Challenge April 2010 Liz Wilson Structure Context for the Profession: –Maturity model for profession –Demand & supply –Economic and poitical.

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2 Project Challenge April 2010 Liz Wilson

3 Structure Context for the Profession: –Maturity model for profession –Demand & supply –Economic and poitical environment APMs 5 dimensions of professionalism APM Professional Standard Building on success Summary & Discussion.

4 Profession Maturity Model Source: Profession Maturity Model, reported in the Study of Established Professions to validate the IT Professionalism Model, British Computer Society, 2006 Organised Qualified Public Statutory Governed Recognition as a community Defined qualification regime Regulated by law for benefit of the public Nine tests of public obligation for a profession are satisfied Industry field governed by framework of professional institutions

5 Context: demand Accelerating pace of change Larger and longer lasting projects Greater focus on improving governance More discriminating and demanding users Recognition that effective project and programme management needs its own distinctive set of professional skills.

6 Context: supply Increasingly positive perception of project and programme management: –APM research evidence of profession of first choice High profile communities of practice: –In-house Project Management Academies Higher student numbers within higher education.

7 Economic and political environment UK /Global recession Impact of election Inevitable impact on many sectors served by the profession Profession includes sectors bucking the trend: –Utilities, energy, infrastructure … Recession puts a premium on effective project management. Universal acknowledgement of need for increased professionalism

8 Structure Context for the Profession: –Maturity model for profession –Demand & supply –Economic and political APMs 5 dimensions of professionalism APM Professional Standard Building on success Summary & Discussion.

9 Five Dimensions of Professionalism

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11 Knowledge Breadth

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13 Competence Framework Promotes agreed professional standards Creates common approach and shared language. Depth

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15 Continuing Professional Development APM knowledge resources: –APM Branch & Chapter events –APM Specific Interest Group events –International Journal of Project Management –APM Guides …. Commitment

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17 Career-long qualifications Professional capability Introductory APMP Practitioner Certificated Knowledge Experience Competence Achievement

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19 Code of Conduct Underpins concept of Project Professional: –Voluntary regulation –Delivers public benefit. Accountability

20 APM Professional Standard For professionals who :.....will demonstrate the capabilities of a responsible leader, have the ability to manage a complex project and the ability to use appropriate tools, processes and techniques

21 APM professional standard Level 4 Knowledge = Has an understanding of how the competence element could be practised within a single project Level 6 Knowledge = Has a good understanding of how the competence element could be practised within a complex project and can evaluate and adapt as required Level 6 Experience = Has managed others practising the competence element in a complex project

22 Structure Context for the Profession: –Maturity model for profession –Demand & supply –Economic and political environment APMs 5 dimensions of professionalism APM Professional Standard Building on success Summary & Discussion.

23 Approx 500 corporate members Corporate Forum Conference Branches Annual Awards SIGs Student weekend ca. 90% retention rate No sector accounts for > 14% of membership 21 October ,000 + events over 4 years Chapters

24 Structure Context for the Profession: –Maturity model for profession –Demand & supply –Economic and political environment APMs 5 dimensions of professionalism APM Professional standard Building on success Summary & Discussion. There is only one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo

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