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  • Bringing out the best : validating the ICB-3 behavioural competence assessment survey for the maturation of the project management profession
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    One of the most fundamental challenges the International Project Management Association (IPMA) faces is to mature the practice within professional project management. An essential part of this challenge is to define the necessary project managerial competences, how to measure them, and even how to teach these competences to project managers. The paper examines this challenge faced by the IPMA, namely in how it defines what competences individuals require to be able to execute their duties in a professional manner that will deliver the intended project outcomes. The paper also considers how assessments are made, of individual project managers. The paper draws upon the ICB-3 behavioural competence framework to explore if the competence criteria contained within it can be used to assess project management competences. The research questions answered here include the following: (1) What behavioural competences are needed for a qualified project manager? (2) Can the ICB-3 be used to measure such behavioural competences? (3) In what direction should the ICB be taken in the future? (4) How should the behavioural competences for project managers be trained? The prime methodology employed to test these hypotheses was the creation of an assessment survey based on the ICB-3 behavioural competences. This survey was subsequently tested using a valid social science methodology — more specifically the SPSS — in order to secure internal consistency, validity and reliability. In the conclusions the essential findings – that the ICB-3/ICB4 constitutes a promising foundation for assessing behavioural competences of professional project management practitioners, but needs further development as an assessment, training and development tool – are laid out. Indications for future research are discussed and advice given for future developments is provided. The paper concludes with some insights derived from the discipline of experiential learning on how this knowledge may be employed to train behavioural competences among future IPMA project leaders. The paper proposes a new instrument, the ICB-3 Behavioural Competence Assessment Survey, for this purpose.

  • 29.8.2013

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