About Our Career Development Support
The systematic development of project management personnel is one of the best investments an organization can
make. Management Solutions Group offers a variety of approaches and methods for supporting this investment. These approaches
can be grouped into three broad programs as described below.
Internal Project Management Certification Program
More and more companies are beginning to recognize
that─although “generic” project management certification programs certainly have value─they just don’t
go far enough when it comes to incorporating knowledge and competency specific to their company. The answer: company-specific
project management certification programs.
We can work with you to design and implement a certification program that is tailored to YOUR projects, YOUR
processes, and YOUR organizational environment. The result is a powerful and effective program of education and skill-building
that has specific application to your organization.
To discuss the details of our approach, please Contact Us
Project Manager Competency Development
people are asked to lead teams without a clear understanding of the required skills. Without this insight, an individual’s
ability to improve their skills is severely hampered. The strategy for self-development becomes one of painful trial-and-error.
In addition, the organization lacks clear understanding of how competent their team leaders actually are, and how competent
they should be.
Our Team Leadership
Development Tool addresses these concerns by creating a consistent process that can be used to strengthen and
enhance the capability of existing or prospective team leaders and project managers. It identifies hundreds of observable
behaviors from 16 or more functional competency groupings.
Through self-assessment, team leaders can evaluate their competency
“gaps”, identify potential improvement opportunities, and develop a customized self-improvement plan. Team leaders
are guided through a self-assessment in each of the competency categories. Examples of targeted and observable behaviors enable
users to assess his or her level of proficiency in each area.
Organizations can customize the Team Leadership Development
Tool by modifying the competencies and by identifying the desired proficiency level expected from their team
leaders in each of the competencies. Armed with insights from these assessments, team leaders and project managers can then
identify where gaps may exist between their level of proficiency and what is expected of them by the organization. Finally,
the tool offers suggestions on how to close the gap and improve their proficiency in each competency.
- Diagnostic self-assessment
- Observable behavioral cues
- Comprehensive gap analysis
- Personal development plan
learn more about this tool, or to discuss the details of our approach,
please Contact Us
Career Development and Planning
We can work with you to design and implement an employee development process that reflects best practices, while
being customized to mesh with your company’s culture and project management environment. This kind of process typically
includes some (or all) of the following components:
• Development of comprehensive job descriptions─specific
to project-related roles
Implementation of functional competency profiles to support job descriptions
• Application of relevant competency assessment instruments
• Development of logical project
management career paths
The above components could be implemented individually, or combined with other elements of career development
to create a formal, company-specific Internal Project Management Certification Program, as described