Project management is a fast growing profession. The IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB) version 3, dating from 2007, gives a clear description of this profession based on 46 competence elements. This book gives the essential theoretical and practical background of each competence element, based on the leading sources.
The structure of this book follows the order of the competence elements in the ICB version 3, divided into Technical competences, Behavioral competences and Contextual competences. For this reason it is the essential study book for everyone studying for the IPMA-D and IPMA-C exams, and for those project managers that have committed themselves to a lifelong professional development.
In addition, the book had to be applicable to groups of project managers originating from diverse cultures. For this reason, this is not a book that tells how a Westerner must behave in an Arab or an Asian country, but one that looks at the different subjects covered in the ICB, as seen fromdiverse cultural standpoints.
Each chapter is based on the same structure: Definitions, Introduction, Process Steps, Process steps, Special topics. Text boxes, additional to the main text, give additional explanation to the main text.
An elaborate Index of terms allows that this book can be used as the information source to all aspects of project management.
From the contents:
The IPMA Competence Baseline
An intercultural view
The website with the book
Project management as a discipline for life
Chapter 1. Project Management Success
Chapter 2. Interested parties
Chapter 3. Requirements & Objectives
Chapter 4. Risks and opportunities
Chapter 5. Quality
Chapter 6. Project Organization
Chapter 7. Teamwork.
Chapter 8. Problem resolution
Chapter 9. Project structures
Chapter 10. Scope and deliverables
Chapter 11. Time & Project phases
Chapter 12. Resources
Chapter 13. Cost and finance
Chapter 14. Procurement and contract
Chapter 15. Changes.
Chapter 16. Control and reporting
Chapter 17. Information & Documentation
Chapter 18. Communication
Chapter 19. Start-Up
Chapter 20. Close-out
Chapter 21. Leadership
Chapter 22. Engagement & Motivation
Chapter 23. Self-control
Chapter 24. Assertiveness
Chapter 25. Relaxation
Chapter 26. Openness
Chapter 27. Creativity
Chapter 28. Result orientation
Chapter 29. Efficiency
Chapter 30. Consultation & Advice
Chapter 32. Conflicts & Crises
Chapter 33. Reliability
Chapter 35. Ethics
Chapter 36. Project orientation
Chapter 37. Programme orientation
Chapter 38. Portfolio orientation
Chapter 39. PPP implementation.
Chapter 40. Permanent organization
Chapter 41. Business
Chapter 42. Systems, Products & Technology
Chapter 43. Personnel management
Chapter 44. Safety, Security, Health and Environment
Chapter 45. Finance
Chapter 46. Legal