The Project Personnel Development Programme (PPDP) is specifically designed to develop the skills of individuals in the project environment. It charts the path that team members, from project administrator to project, program and portfolio managers must follow to fully develop their potential, and to achieve maximum benefit for the organisation through the development of their own skills and knowledge.
The PPDP utilises the competency gaps identified from the competency assessment to provide an individualised development roadmap to rectify the deficiencies. The PPDP will recommend specific interventions such as project management training, assignments, coaching sessions and/or mentoring. The program is further tailored to specific industries to develop project team members in their specific area of expertise.
The PPDP consists of an assessment and the development of an individual development plan for each person. The assessment consists of three specific areas of assessment, namely Knowledge and Skills Competence, Technical Competence, and Personal Competence.
- The Knowledge and Skills Competence consists of a one-hour multiple choice questionnaire, a four-hour comprehensive case study, and/or a Portfolio of Evidence per individual.
- The behavioural assessments are as follows:
- One-hour web-based Personality Profiling (Myers and Briggs Type Indicator to be used). This will assess an individual’s personality profile – to identify strengths and weaknesses.
- One-hour web Behavioural Style Assessment (OPQ32 to be used). Together with industrial and clinical psychologists we have researched the required occupational competencies for each role profile. It is therefore possible to map the required occupational competencies to the assessed competencies.
- Two-hour supervised Cognitive Process Profile (CPP) (Recommended only for senior posts or incumbents for senior posts) will assess the individual’s ability to deal with complex and vague environments.
All the assessments will be done by a trained and competent psychologist, accompanied by a narrative assessment report.