Explaining the Competencies of Project Managers According To PMCDF Model

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Business Management, Faculty of Management & Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Executive Management, Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University of Research and Science, Tehran, Iran


Today, editing a pattern to evaluate the project management competency based on professional values and principles in order to select, evaluate, and elevate the project manpower will be very effective in the professional excellence and growth in the specialized field regarding project-oriented organizations. For a project manager to perform successfully in a particular area of management, he or she must have the qualifications required in that area. In this regard, this study has tried to explain the model and assess the competencies of the project managers of Mapna Locomotive Engineering and Manufacturing Company based on Project Manager Competency Development Framework (PMCDF) with the aim of developing their competencies. This study conducted in four phases. First, designing and explaining the model of competencies of project managers; second, evaluating the competencies of 17 projects managers of the company based on the model explained; third, identifying the existing gaps; and fourth, presenting improvement programs, training and developing strategies. The results of the study indicate that the statistical population of the research is lower than the ideal level in all areas of competency including knowledge, skill, behavior, organization, and industry and at various project levels 1, 2 and 3 except the industrial competency.


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