Corporate University as a Driver of Project Culture and Competence Development
Where to get qualified project managers who understand the specifics of business is relevant question for any large project-oriented company. Especially this problem is becoming more acute in terms of dynamic changes in the business environment and intensifying the processes of labour migration between competing companies. We should not forget the continuous development of the discipline of project management, the emergence of new areas of knowledge, technique and new professional Standards. In this situation, the Corporate University is becoming an important tool for organising of a process of sustainable development of organization project culture taking into account the interests of various internal and external stakeholders. An innovative model of sustainable development of IBS project culture is based on three principles. First, for the trainees, who are coming into the company directly from a University bench, it is an organisation of fundamental training on project management. Secondly, to consultants, who showed themselves as a potentially project managers, it is the ability to change the trajectory of career growth. And finally, for professional project managers, coming from other companies it is their adaptation and further personal development based on the business specifics of IBS Company. Main components of the Programme are considered in the paper - from training of Master students on the position of a graduate employee (trainee), till coaching for the Project Directors; from the study of the Project Management methodology, till practical case studies, formed on the basis of real projects of the company.