Those who attempt projects or programmes with only knowledge, and not competence, are walking a dangerous high-wire without a net. This is just one reason why TAFAWOQ is embracing the IPMA’s Performance Competence approach for its programme.
The Association for Project Management
The Association for Project Management is an IPMA membership organisation and the largest independent professional body of its kind in Europe with 500 corporate members and 18,500 individual members throughout the UK and abroad.
The TAFAWOQ Pentagon is very much based on the internationally recognised 5 dimensions of professional competency development as originally developed by Association for Project Management (APM).
APM uses the five-dimensional framework to describe all elements required to develop professionalism:
- Breadth of understanding as defined by the APM Body of Knowledge,
- Depth of ability in line with the APM Competence Framework,
- Achievement through professional qualifications and a portfolio of evidence,
- Commitment through Continuing Professional Development,
- Accountability through APM membership and the code of professional conduct.
Qualifications are an essential part of the Five Dimensions of Professionalism, and have been developed using the APM Body of Knowledge. The qualification levels are also aligned to the four level certification programme of the IPMA (International Project Management Association) providing recognition throughout the world. The APM certification programme offers a progressive structure of qualifications starting from APM Introductory Certificate, to Certificated Project Manager (IPMA Level B). APM also offers two levels of Risk Management certification for Project Managers involved in project risk assessment.