I started playing chess at the age of 10 or 11. I know the movements of each piece. I know how to avoid Fool’s Mate. I know a few opening strategies. I know the relative values of the different pieces. I won almost as many games playing with my friends as I lost. I would be able to get at least 61% correct if you gave me a chess quiz.
Michael, my 19-year-old son, stares blankly at me when I mention Ruy Lopez or King’s Gambit. He doesn’t know anything about chess notation, and has never heard of Tal and Kasparov.
He beats me every time. He is better than me because I have the knowledge.
Which category would you fall into if you were a project manager? Are you able to demonstrate your knowledge? Are you a performer or do you know something about it? Would you like to have a credential to prove that you are a performer? I have a deal for…
Let’s begin with full disclosure. Aside from my project management consulting and training business, I volunteer for a few professional associations. The American Society for the Advancement of Project Management is one. we use lower case to remind us to be humble), and the other is the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS, www.globalpmstandards.org). asapm is a member in good standing of GAPPS. It is also the USA Member Association in International Project Management Association (IPMA), the oldest international project management association. Asapm’s certification program is my main responsibility. A program that uses a performance-based competency system (PBCS) which was developed by GAPPS for its assessment.
Although performance-based competencies are relatively new to project management, they have been widely used around the world for more than 20 years. New Zealand and Australia have national competence assessment systems that use performance-based competencies to assess everything, from chief executives to sports referees.
You must provide evidence that you are able to meet 100% of the performance criteria. Both verbal and documentary evidence are required. Can you give an example of a list of stakeholders (documentary proof) and a description of why and how that list was created (verbal evidence). Most people take between 6-8 hours to gather documentary evidence. Interviewing with our two-person assessment team takes approximately 2 hours. Candidates spend less on this performance-based credential than for the most popular knowledge-based credential because they don’t have to purchase any books.
You can find more information at www.pmcert.org or ask a question here. I’ll be glad to help you.