The standards used
All services are derived from the following three IPMA standards:
- Individual Competence Baseline (ICB4)
- Project Excellence Baseline (PEB)
- Organisational Competence Baseline (OCB)
Being a co-author of the OCB and project manager for PEB I have personal insights into the comprehensiveness of these standards and can testify that they are compliant with applicable ISO standards for projects, programmes and portfolios (ISO21500, 21504 & 21505).
A major focus in developing the Project Excellence Baseline, as a holistic approach on what needs to be covered in excellent project, was to strengthen the „People“ perspective and making “Leadership” a key success factor. In addition, environment and sustainability is nowadays a must for any project including also IT, which was not always self-evident. However, regardless of how future proof and comprehensive any standard is it covers the “What” and not the “How”. Therefore, MindShift together with Svenskt Projektforum are pleased to invite you to a development journey of exploring together how these standards could help to improve your project activities in order to increase project value and stakeholder satisfaction.
The practical applications offered through Svenskt Projekt Forum (or any associated IPMA Member Association include:
CGP = Corporate Governance of Projects is a concept for an organisational development journey for all staff focusing on delivery assurance for all project activities. CGP is the necessary part of organisational governance dealing with portfolios, programmes and projects that gives an organisation the required internal controls, while externally, it reassures stakeholders that the money being spent is justified.
ICP = Individual Competence Preparation (based on ICB4) is a method to identify strengths and improvement areas for an individual project manager in order to prepare for certification and / or facilitate professional development
PEP = Project Excellence Preparation (based on PEB) is a method to analyse projects and programmes step by step in order to enable and direct improvement activities to most critical areas. PEP is conducted in three steps starting with 15 questions on the 5 most critical areas (Step 1), continuing with an additional 15 questions on 5 2nd priority areas (Step 2), and finishing with 30 questions on remaining 10 areas.
PEA = Project Excellence Assessment (based on PEB) is a method for independent assessment of projects and programmes according to the IPMA project excellence model. PEA could either be done with limited scope i.e. 60 questions (Step 4) or full scope i.e. 200-300 questions (Step 5)
PGP = Project Governance Preparation (based on OCB) is a method to analyse project and programme governance step by step in order to enable and direct improvement activities to most critical area. PGP is conducted in three steps starting with 18 questions on the 6 most critical areas (Step 1), continuing with an additional 18 questions on 6 2nd priority areas (Step 2), and finishing with 18 questions on remaining 6 areas.
PGA = Project Governance Assessment (based on OCB) ) is a method for independent assessment of PP&P management and governance according to the IPMA organisational competence model. PGA could either be done with limited scope i.e. circa 50 questions (Step 4) or full scope circa 100 questions (Step 5)
OCP = Organisational Competence Preparation in governing & managing projects, programmes and portfolios (PP&P) is a gradual preparation for OCA by applying ICP, PEP and PGP for PP&P in the organisation
OCA = Assessment of Organisational Competence in delivering value for the organisation based on the governing & managing of PP&P. OCA is an external assessment based on OCB, PEB and ICB4, verifying evidence for ICP, PEP & PGP, as well as giving the possibility to extending scope by adding new questions during a site visit