Competences needed for the management of projects

The IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (IPMA ICB®) describes the individual competences required for the successful management of projects. It comprises three areas of competence:

  • Contextual competences (perspective): This competence area encompasses the entire context of a project. This is because each project must be embedded in a specific framework that will motivate people, organisations and societies to initiate and implement projects.
  • Competences related to people: These consist of the personal attributes («I») and the competences that an individual needs in order to successfully participate in or lead projects («I and the others»).
  • Competences related to practice: This competence area covers the specific methods, tools and techniques used in projects in order to implement them successfully («project management skills»).

In the near future, we will publish all competences including their description from the IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (IPMA ICB®) here.