A competency framework is a model that sets out what competencies are required in your organisation to be an effective project manager. A project management framework is a framework that maps out the methods, processes, tasks, resources and tools needed to take the project from beginning to end. The new leadership and management competency framework for Senior Management Service is the revised version to be produced and is the product of an extensive competency research project carried out by the DPSA from December 2006. It is a process that enables managers to guide a project from start to finish and to do so in a way that maximises the probability of positive outcomes and reduces inefficiency. Last week I attended a webinar on development project management competency frameworks, hosted by ESI. Book description Building on the framework developed in the previous edition, Project Manager Competency Development Framework – Third Edition extends the framework both vertically (to include program and portfolio managers) and horizontally (to cover continued development for the roles of project/program/portfolio managers). The framework helps organisations coordinate their general business strategy and vision and the accompanying positions. Project Management Framework 2017 Page | 6 Version 2 March 2017 1.1 Benefits of Project Management Project management is not rocket science!! It is typically broken into three parts: project lifecycle, project control cycle and tools & templates. The Project Management Institute (PMI), in the third edition of the Project Manager Competency Development Framework (PMCDF) publication, defines competence as “the demonstrated ability to perform activities within a project environment that lead to expected outcomes based on define and accepted standards”. 5 Steps to a Project Manager Competency Framework Published on 15 March 2019 - Revised on Two weeks ago I attended a webinar hosted by ESI on the role of competency frameworks in developing project managers and how you can build your own competency model for your company. The Project Manager Competency Development Framework (PMCDF) from the Project Management Institute. Besides for recruitment and selection purposes, the competency framework is often also used in career development, performance management and HR planning. The project management competency framework and self-assessment tool has been designed to: Give employees the opportunity to reflect on their current level of knowledge and experience within project management and take ownership for their career development As a result, recruiters can select and recruit employees more effectively.