Project Delivery Capability Framework

The career paths, competencies and development opportunities for people in the government project delivery profession.


Project Delivery Capability Framework: Infrastructure and Projects Authority

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The Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) has been produced to support the capability development of all project delivery professionals in government.

It contains 3 main elements:

  • the ‘career pathways’ that sets out the job roles within the profession
  • technical and behavioural competencies aligned to these roles
  • a development section that enables our people to identify the right development for them.

This interactive document explains all aspects of the framework and enables project delivery professionals, and those interested in becoming project delivery professionals, to explore the different roles within the profession.

The Government Online Skills Tool is in the process of being rolled-out across departments. This can be used by project delivery professionals to evaluate their current skills and identify areas for development for both current and future roles that they aspire to.

The PDCF was developed by the IPA, as the home of the project delivery profession, and project delivery representatives from all the main government departments.

Published alongside the PCDF is the Project Delivery Functional Standard. The standard sets expectations for the direction and management of portfolios, programmes, and projects in government.

Watch this video explaining the project delivery framework video.

If you can’t watch this video via youtube, download a copy of the video to watch via your default media player.

To connect with others in the profession, register on our Knowledge Hub network and join the ‘Government Project Delivery Community’ (GovPDC), the social network for project delivery professionals.

Published 11 May 2017
Last updated 13 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. New version of PCDF and summary video uploaded

  2. First published.