Todhunter, Barrie (2004) Project management for a developing profession. In: PMI 2004: Project Management Australia Conference, 11-15 Aug 2004, Melbourne, Australia.
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Project management claims to be a profession, but its educational and training programs are focused on vocational needs only. A profession is defined by a wide variety of characteristics which include subjective values relating to ethics and values apart from a high level of professional skills and competencies. This paper looks at the early stages of doctoral research into project management education and suggests that the standards required of project managers for professional certification are too narrow and are inconsistent with the standards required of professionals in disciplines such as medicine, law, engineering, and architecture.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||project management; education; profession|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management|
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330204 Curriculum Studies - Economics, Commerce, Management and Services Education|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2010 20:30|
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