OCB: Organisational Competence Baseline

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IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline (IPMA OCB) introduces the concept of organisational competence in managing projects built on the strong heritage of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), the global leader in competence certification. It offers insights for all people interested in understanding how to improve the way projects, programmes and portfolios are managed in an organisation.

The main target audiences are top managers, senior executives, executives directing project management activities, line managers working within or interacting with projects and programmes, consultants, trainers and coaches, and project staff. In addition, IPMA OCB provides teachers, coaches and their students’ insights into how a project-oriented organisation should look and how the future might be improved through better project management.

The IPMA OCB describes five groups of organisational competence: PP&P Governance, PP&P Management, PP&P Organisational Alignment, PP&P Resources and PP&P People´s Competences. These five groupings are broken down into 18 competence elements. A detailed description of the competence elements offer insights for all people interested in understanding how to improve the way projects, programmes and portfolios are managed in an organisation.

Furthermore, IPMA OCB is the basis for an IPMA Delta® Assessment and Certification by the certification bodies of the Member Associations. IPMA Delta assesses the current status of an organisation’s organisational competence in managing projects and the delta to a self-determined competence class (IPMA Delta competence classes 1-5). This delta points the way for the organisation to move to the next dimension of organisational competence in managing projects.

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