Project management for a developing profession

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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 10:30
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 04:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: project management; education; profession; higher education research
Fields of Research : 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
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development

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