"The Analytical Center took up the development of project management 4 years ago, and the 'Proyektniy Olimp' (Project Olympus) contest gathered over 100 organizations in its first year already, confirming the demand for our activity," said Konstantin Noskov, the Head of the Analytical Center, opening the round-table "'Proyektniy Olimp' Professional growth of project contributors".
Mr. Noskov noted that the Analytical Center together with other organizations is creating a system of certification of specialists in the area of project management, managing to make the system accessible and inexpensive. "It is important for us to understand today how to create a universal, flexible platform that would allow us to evaluate both the quality of the project manager and his/her skills and knowledge in a particular specific industry," he added.
The first part of the event was dedicated to the discussion of the approaches to the professional development of the participants of the project activity.
Andrey Shchetinin, member of the expert council of the Project Management Association "SOVNET", spoke about the management of competencies in the project activity. "When developing competences, it is important to take into account the approaches of 3 parties: individual, project team and organization. It is namely at these junctions that problems always arise," said the expert. In his opinion, conceptual integrity and completeness, reflection of the vision and interests of all roles are important for the approach to competence. At the same time, this approach should be multidimensional and scalable, containing the process of working with competencies at the level of the process information management system.
"The goal of creation of a competency model is to develop the content of the requirements for the participants in the project activity in terms of their level of qualification in accordance with the functions performed," says Oleg Bilev, head of the Project Management Center of RANEPA. In his opinion, the creation of a competency model for the participants in the project activity allows developing common evaluation criteria and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each specialist, as well as allowing receiving feedback, information about strengths and weaknesses and planned personnel decisions. Mr. Bilev noted that the competency model of the participants of the project activity is a complete set of applied, personal and managerial competencies and their behavioral indicators formed in accordance with the functions of the participants. "The personality of the individual, life values, as well as the set of knowledge, practical experience, the combination of which allows the specialist to effectively carry out his/her activities in accordance with his/her role in the project, must be taken into account," the expert said. "Knowledge, skills, and qualifications that are set with regard to project management processes will be assessed."
Head of Project Management Department of the Primorsky Territory, Kristina Shuvalova, described the experience of her region, recalling that at the Project Olympus 2016 contest they became the "Best Project Office in the Public Sector".
During the brainstorm that started in the second part of the event, the experts split into groups and began developing tools for the assessment and growth of the competencies of the participants of the project activity.
The round table inaugurated a set of activities dedicated to the preparation and holding of the 'Proyektniy Olimp' 2017 contest.
The activities were organized by the Analytical Center together with ANO "Center of Project Management Evaluation and Development".