10 March 2016/Categories: Media News, Press Releases 2016
Following a sixth month programme launched last year by the ECITB and Offshore Project Management Steering Group (OPMSG), 16 successful candidates from companies including Subsea7, Wood Group, Petrofac, Aker Solutions, Apache and Maersk have been awarded the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) designation. This follows the success of Shell which is already using the RPP programme with its senior project professionals in the sector.
RPP is an independently assessed and recognised level of Project Management competence for delivering complex projects. The ECITB and OPMSG set out to raise awareness in the Oil & Gas industry and take the lead in facilitating a higher ‘minimum’ standard to be acknowledged across the sector. This was to address the gap in the industry in recognising the standards at which project practitioners managing complex projects are working to and to address competence and leadership needs within teams.
Lynsey Benson, ECITB account manager for the Offshore Region and member of the OPMSG, said:
“Other energy sectors such as Nuclear and Power Generation are recognising and working towards a defined standard of competence, through the RPP model. We need to ensure Senior Oil & Gas project practitioners are accredited and can deliver against core nontechnical
competencies such as leadership, behaviours, and communication, all of which are vital in delivering complex projects. These 16 exceptional individuals will help the OPMSG in championing this recognition throughout the sector.”
RPP is a pan-sector standard for managers who can demonstrate the capabilities of a responsible leader and the ability to manage complex projects and use appropriate tools, processes and techniques. It is about recognising individuals who can achieve success in a complex project, programme and portfolio environment through the management of others.
Local Project Management Specialist, 20 |20 Business Insight helped support and mentor the group through to a successful outcome: