the abilities needed to succeed in project management
management is very young in comparison with other professions,
with roles requiring an extensive range of skills. The field
is also complex and continues to evolve. We offer here a fresh
approach, known as 'Twenty Keys', providing a useful way to
understand a project management role and the abilities needed
of people who can be expected to succeed. Twenty Keys has
been developed to improve the success and reliability of project
management recruitment and a framework to use when setting
the career direction of project management professionals.
management roles are notoriously eclectic; drawing as they
do from a wealth of other disciplines and manifesting themselves
in different ways in different organisations. Working from
the idea of the 'Universal Project Manager', we have distilled
what we can of this hybrid occupation.
that the reliability of appointments depends on a comprehensive
key project management competences
- their competence to manage.
relevant project management experience of a candidate.
- their professional experience
and techniques used by PMSelect for specifying a requirement,
assessing candidates and for coaching are derived from the
Twenty Keys model.
The Twenty Keys Model