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IPMA Education & Training Board Series: The Power of IPMA® Self-Assessment

SERIES ARTICLE

By Krystyna Linkowska

Wroclaw University of Technology

Wroclaw, Poland
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The IPMA® Competence Baseline (ICB3.0) describes the essential knowledge and experience requirements of a person responsible for project management and is an integral component of the universally recognised IPMA® 4 level certification system.

It is structured to assess the individual’s level of competence in the Technical, Behavioural and Contextual domains as shown in the “Eye of Competence”

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Assessment of candidates for IPMA® certification is based on a range of data about the applicant including CV, examination results, a written project report, an interview and a self-assessment by the candidate.

The Self-Assessment is just one component that assists the assessors in forming a holistic view of the candidate. However, it also brings benefits to the individual via high quality learning and personal development.

Having recently completed the self-assessment process, I can describe the learning acquired and benefits obtained from the undertaking as follows.

Participating in the IPMA® Competence Baseline (ICB 3.0) self- assessment allowed me to appraise in a formal and structured way, the knowledge and experience I have in the field of Project Management.

It highlighted and exposed areas in which my knowledge and experience are limited, and which are essential to my becoming a successful Project Manager.

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Editor’s note: This series of articles is provided by the IPMA Education and Training (E&T) Board on the subject of project management education, training, careers and related topics.  More information about the IPMA E&T can be found at http://ipma.ch/education.


About the Author

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Wroclaw University of Technology

Poland

Kyrstyna Linkowska, an IPMA® Level C certification applicant from Poland, is a graduate of the Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.  She has experience as a contract manager, project engineer and design engineer primarily in the electrical contracting sector.She is currently undertaking a Strategic Project Management Diploma with the Institute of Project Management.