Developing individual competence
The competence of project management personnel is a subject of concern to businesses and individuals. Businesses realize that the competence of their employees is vital to corporate performance. When coupled with an increasing recognition of the importance of projects in achieving business goals, organizations become concerned with the project management competence of their people. For individuals, job opportunities in project management and increasing demand by business for evidence of project management competence fuels concern for professional development in the interests of employability, career development and job satisfaction. Further, project management professional associations see the certification of the competence of practitioners as an important part of their role. Associations around the world have devoted considerable effort to the definition of a body of project management knowledge and development of guides and standards for knowledge and practice as a basis for education, training and associated certification or qualification.
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Lynn Crawford. "Developing individual competence" Gower handbook of project management (4th ed). Ed. J. R. Turner and S. J. Simister. Aldershot: Gower, 2007. 677-694.
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