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Project Managers

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
M. A. Polce Consulting, Inc.
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

6 skill sets | 41 total skills
Initiating Projects
Determine project goals by working with stakeholders to meet their requirements, specifications and expectations.
Determine project deliverables by developing scope of work and requirements.
Determine the project management process applying the appropriate methodologies, practices and tools to ensure project delivery.
Document project constraints through coordination with stakeholders and review policy and procedures.
Document assumptions by determining information that must be validated or situations to be controlled during the project.
Define the project strategy by evaluating alternative approaches to meet stakeholder requirements, specifications and expectations.
Identify performance criteria by referring to specifications and process standards to support the quality assurance effort.
Determine key resource requirements for project completion.
Define project budget and schedule by determining time and cost estimates.
Provide comprehensive information to obtain an approval decision from stakeholders.
Planning Projects
Refine project requirements, assumptions, and constraints to baseline the scope of work and enable the execution plan.
Create the Work-Breakdown Structure (WBS) using the scope of work, other project documents and decomposition techniques to facilitate detailed project planning and the execution, controlling and closing process.
Identify resource requirements and obtain commitments for internal, external and procured resources for all phases of the project.
Refine time and cost estimates by referencing the WBS to determine the project baseline, schedule and cost.
Establish project controls by defining the required process to facilitate project, execution, control processes, and to ensure compliance with standards.
Develop a formal and comprehensive project plan.
Obtain project plan approval by reviewing the project plan with the client and other required stakeholders and confirm baseline prior to proceeding to the project executing phase.
Executing Projects
Commit project resources in accordance with the project plan to ensure all activities are performed.
Implement the project plan by authorizing the execution of the project activities and tasks to produce project deliverables.
Manage the project progress by ensuring that activities are executed as planned.
Develop appropriate risk identification, mitigation and monitoring strategies.
Communicate project progress by producing project status reports to stakeholders.
Implement the quality assurance procedures by performing project control activities to meet project objectives.
Controlling Projects
Measure project performance continually to identify project trends and variances.
Refine control limits on performance measures to identify needs and corrective actions.
Take timely corrective actions by addressing the root causes to eliminate or minimize negative impacts.
Ensure compliance with the change management plan by monitoring response to change initiatives to manage scope, schedule and cost.
Reassess project control plans by scheduling periodic reviews to ensure their effectiveness and currency.
Respond to risk event triggers to properly manage project outcomes.
Monitor project activity by performing periodic inspections to ensure authorized approaches and processes are followed or to identify the need for more corrective action.
Closing Projects
Obtain final acceptance of deliverables from stakeholders to achieve project closeout.
Evaluate deliverables and document lessons learned by surveying the project team members and stakeholders.
Facilitate administrative and financial closure to comply with organization and stakeholder requirements.
Preserve essential project records and required tools.
Release project resources per organizational procedures to optimize resource utilization.
Professional Responsibility
Ensure individual integrity and professionalism by adhering to legal requirements and ethical standards.
Foster partnerships with customers, stakeholders, and sponsors.
Provide leadership and assist in removing obstacles.
Contribute to project management knowledge base by sharing lessons learned, best practices, etc.
Enhance individual competence by increasing and applying professional knowledge to improve services.
Balance stakeholder’s interests by recommending approaches that strive for fair resolution.

Technical Instruction

Safety/Health/Environment - 48 req. hrs
General Workplace Safety
Right-to-Know/ Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Sexual Harassment Prevention – must comply with Section 201-g of the Labor Law
Project Management Components - 48 req. hrs
Project Management Professional qualification (PMP) or equivalent
Project Management (PM) techniques, methods and proficiency with PM tools (MS Project or other related tools)
Leadership and Team Building Skills
Multi-task contracts and/or subcontracts of various types, and complexity
Project Financial Management
Project Problem, Issue, Dependency and Risk Management
Resource Management
Critical thinking and problem solving
Contract negotiation
Conflict resolution
Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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