It's All About Competence
What is competence? Some definitions will help. Webster's Dictionary
defines competence as: Qualified, capable, or adequate for the stipulated purpose.
ISO 17024, the Competence Standard,
defines competence as: demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and/or skills
and, where relevant, demonstrated personal attributes as defined in the certification
schema. ProjectExperts' experience with the subject leads us to define competence
as: "Consistently demonstrated and appropriately used attitudes, behavioral
attributes, skills and knowledge, resulting in clear enterprise benefit".
In the USA, the term competency is the equivalent of the term competence.
So, to avoid confusion we use the term "competence" throughout this paper.
Societies Embrace Competence-Based Certifications
Virtually every PM-related Society now offers or has announced competence-based
program or project manager certifications. The market clearly recognizes that
it must move to PM Competence. At the same time, even with this apparent discovery
of the need for project manager competence, very few enterprises are paying attention
to developing the project management competence of all the other project stakeholders.
They are today's forgotten many.
Standard ISO/IEC 17024:2003: Conformity assessment - General requirements for
bodies operating certification of persons. ISO Copyright Office, Email: email@example.com
3. ProjectExperts, a Division of Goff Associates, Inc., has provided
project management training, coaching, consulting and products such as PM CompModel