Book Description: Sharpen your project manager skills now! Discover the career benefits of climbing into the Project Management Instituteâ€™s (PMIÂ®) new competency development framework. Like an evolving buildingâ€™s transparent superstructure, the competency framework enables you to clearly see the interdependencies between your job knowledge, skills and behavior. Readily uncover areas of outmoded or faulty construction and tackle only what needs renovating. Enjoy the clarity! Researched by senior-level PMI members for four years, The Project Manager Competency Development Framework has the primary purpose of sharpening the skills of project management practitioners everywhere. It also guides the professional development of aspiring project management practitioners. Organizations will find the framework useful in guiding practitioners to their fullest potential. Individuals will find the framework useful in guiding the development of their own project management competence against a recognized standard. In PMIâ€™s framework, competency units, clusters and elements combine to create the essential aspects of every project managerâ€™s job. See for yourself: -Blend integration and planning: Identify the project stakeholders and develop a stakeholder management plan. -Join scope with executing: Establish an approval process for project deliverables. -Hook time management to controlling and schedule control: Implement a schedule change control system. -Intersect human resources, planning and organizational planning: Develop project team policies and procedures. -Take achievement and combine it with order and accuracy: Check to insure accuracy of data provided by others. PMI has connected dozens of units, cluster and elements to produce a superstructure of hundreds of career-enhancing performance criteria. You will discover that it takes two to ascend The Project Manager Competency Development Framework. Your job is to assess your knowledge, skills and behavior and develop appropriate improvement strategies. PMI gives you the tools to accomplish those tasks. Your employer is there to support and encourage your progress. PMI designed this superstructure for you both. Enjoy the climb!