IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB®)
"The International Project Management Association (IPMA) Competence Baseline (ICB®) is based upon project management theory combined with the practices and demands from some 50 member associations. The ICB is of most use to individual project managers who wish to review their competence in project, programme and portfolio management, as well as for candidates and assessors involved in a certification."
Although the title does not contain the word standard we still grouped this
The current version is version 3.0 published in 2006.
The ICB is the basis for the IPMA's universal four level certification (4-L-C) system. The levels being:
- Certified Projects Director (IPMA Level A)
- Certified Senior Project Manager (IPMA Level B)
- Certified Project Manager (IPMA Level C)
- Certified Project Management Associate (IPMA Level D)
- Key Concepts
- Element Descriptions
- Technical competence elements
- Behavioural competence elements
- Contextual competence elements
- Comparison between IPMA Competence Baseline versions 2.0b and 3.0
Although the title does not contain the word standard we still grouped this under standards as IPMA clearly refers to the ICB as a standard as can be seen on page 155 of version 3.0 of the ICB