Competency Model for IT Program Management



In January 2011, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management initiated a Governmentwide study to identify critical competencies for Information Technology (IT) program management work. We have worked closely with the Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council and the Office of Management and Budget on this initiative. This study supports the White House's 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management. The competencies identified through the study will be used to develop an IT program management career path. We included IT project managers in the competency study to assist with the career path effort.

Subject matter experts provided key insights, and employees and supervisors across the Government completed surveys to paint a comprehensive picture of IT program management work. We are pleased to provide the attached IT program management competency model to support your human resources initiatives. The competencies identified may be used in such agency efforts as workforce planning, training and development, performance management, recruitment, and selection. When used for selection, the competencies must be used in conjunction with the appropriate qualification standard. Results for both IT program and project managers are presented in the attached summary document.