Project Manager competence is an area where the individual and the organisation both need to accept responsibilities. Helping project managers build the skills they need to do a great job is as important as the individual taking responsibility for developing their skills and behaviours in a supported environment. Both will result in strong project management practices and project successes.

There are three areas of competencies that have been established:

  • Technical
  • Behavioural
  • Contextural

For project managers these are important. Get to know them and regularly check your own progress against them. It is well worth spending a few minutes to understand what each competency requires of you and having an honest conversation with yourself. For organisations, these competencies deliver great projects.

Resources from Professional bodies worldwide

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