Diagnostic Tools

ICCPM diagnostic tools support project and program managers get the best performance out of their teams and projects. As the peak body for complex project management, ICCPM is well positioned to develop effective tools that help project managers work with complexity, increase project success and save money.

These diagnostic tools capture interactions and interrelationships between stakeholders, support the diagnosis of individual and project complexity, and identify areas that need attention. These diagnostic tools help you take messy situations from the real world, and use creative, holistic thinking to make informed decisions.

TEAM MANAGEMENT PROFILE (TMP)

ICCPM is an accredited practitioner of the Team Management Profile (TMP). This profile is used in our Certificate IV in Responding to Project Complexity and in our Project Team Development short course. An option to administer the tool separately is also available. Please contact us » to find out how the TMP can apply to your organisation.

According to Team Management Systems, the Team Management Profile (TMP) is one of the world’s leading psychometric profiling tools for personal, team and leadership development. Since 1985, the TMP has successfully delivered a framework for creating and sustaining high performing teams for many of the world’s most successful organizations.

The TMP is a workplace-based instrument that identifies an individual’s preferences in relation to the way they prefer to work. It can be applied at an individual level to explore personal preferences, and also at a team level to highlight the interactions between the different members who possess different preferences. The TMP was developed in Australia by Dr Charles Margerison; an organisational psychologist and Dr Dick McCann; an engineer. They asked the question, “What makes teams successful?” Their research was conducted in order to answer this question and they discovered nine critical factors that included:

  • Eight role preferences – ways of working
  • Linking skills
  • The Team Management wheel characterises these nine critical factors as essential for high performance, and identifies a respondent’s key preferences regarding these activities.

ROLE OF TEAM PROFILING IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS

Organisations are full of different people from all backgrounds, experiences and walks of life. When leading projects in complex environments it is best to have the necessary level of diversity in your team to be able to deal with the level of complexity present. Ideally, in a perfect world you would want someone from each of the eight areas of the Team Management Wheel. It is very unlikely that you will ever work in a perfect environment. The key therefore is to fully understand the profiles of your team, and ensure that you get the most from the team by optimising peoples preferences where it is possible, and recognising the impact where it is not possible and managing accordingly.

CERTIFICATE IV IN RESPONDING TO Project COMPLEXITY
PROJECT TEAM DEVELOPMENT
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MORE COMPLEXITY TOOLS FOR PROJECTS

More complexity tools are available in the Members Area. To learn more about ICCPM Membership benefits, see our Membership Page.

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