Project management for a developing profession

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Todhunter, Barrie. 2004. "Project management for a developing profession." PMI 2004: Project Management Australia Conference. Melbourne, Australia 11 - 15 Aug 2004 Australia.
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Project management for a developing profession

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AuthorTodhunter, Barrie
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the Project Management Institute Conference Australia (PMI 2004)
Number of Pages14
Year2004
Place of PublicationAustralia
Conference/EventPMI 2004: Project Management Australia Conference
Event Details
PMI 2004: Project Management Australia Conference
Event Date
11 to end of 15 Aug 2004
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract

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.

Keywordsproject management; education; profession; higher education research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350711. Organisational planning and management
390103. Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
330202. Building construction management and project planning
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