Employing qualified PMs is a significant requirement recognized across many Federal agencies. These are vastly important jobs and often extremely satisfying to those PMs skilled enough to be selected. Unfortunately, the definitions still vary by agency for the term “qualified PM”.
Interpretive Guidance for Project Manager Positions was published by the Office of Personnel Management (August 2003) defines three areas of knowledge for the aspiring PM. All project managers apply common knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies, organized into three areas: