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The Project Management National Occupational Standard (PMNOS) describe the competences required in the occupational area of project management. They do this by specifying the performance an individual must achieve, together with the relevant knowledge and understanding the individual must have.

The PMNOS are designed to be generic standards that apply across the project management life cycle in all sectors in the UK. They are relevant to all individuals who are involved in project management, including those who have other responsibilities as part of their role.

The Government recognised Standards Setting Body, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), is leading a cross-sector review of the PMNOS, in collaboration with the Association for Project Management (APM), to identify fit for purpose standards that reflect what professional project managers and individuals undertaking project management really need to know and be able to do. The initial stage of the review involved analysing the functions involved in project management and gathering occupational data to inform the development of the PMNOS.

The Steering Group consists of UK wide Sector Skills Councils who represent the interests of their employer and stakeholder groups, as well as the major UK Project Management professional bodies: APM; APMG and the Project Management Institute (PMI) UK, together with a range of other professional bodies that have an interest in the occupational area.These groups have agreed to recognise and endorse the resultant PMNOS.

In addition, a Working Group made up of PM and other professional bodies, as well as specialist PM senior practitioners from across industry sectors have provided detailed input into the NOS that are presented here for consultation.

The review is now at a stage where the wider views of project management professionals and stakeholders are urgently required. The results of this survey will be used to further develop the draft revised PMNOS.

Posted on 11th Jan 2012
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