On 6 Sep 2016, the Program Management Functional Leader, Mr. James MacStravic, formally approved an updated list of Program Management Career Field Competencies.
In developing these competencies, Program Management is considered the knowledge, capabilities and practices associated with formulating, planning, implementing, managing, tracking and evaluating projects/programs and their associated requirements and risks, ranging from small one-time projects to major system-of-system programs. This document attempts to specifically state the Program Management competencies required to deliver mission critical capabilities in terms of equipment and services to the user. Critical abilities are to define Component, customer and stakeholder needs and constraints; reduce ambiguity in objectives; develop and manage an efficient project organizational structure; and apply system architecture principles to develop and manage technical requirements in order to achieve the appropriate balance between resources, schedule, and technical requirements. This document also includes the knowledge associated with system architecture, finance, budgeting, risk assessment/management, schedule, configuration management, contract technical management, project controls, etc. All of these responsibilities are to be conducted by a manager, or under the supervision of a manager, and assigned staff members who have gained in-depth knowledge of their organization and the functions of their office.
Access the update career field competencies here.