Title: Developing technical competency model to promote HRM in project-oriented organisations: a case for 3D petroleum system modelling in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea (PEARL programme)

Authors: Gholam Reza Asili; S. Saleh Hendi; Seyed Ali Moallemi; Rahman Soofifard; Mohammad Reza Kamali; Saeed Shavvalpour; Mohammad Mehdi Vahabi

Addresses: Department of Scientific Board Affairs, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), NIOC, West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Scientific Board Affairs, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), NIOC, West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Scientific Board Affairs, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), NIOC, West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Scientific Board Affairs, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), NIOC, West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Scientific Board Affairs, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), NIOC, West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Scientific Board Affairs, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), NIOC, West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Scientific Board Affairs, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), NIOC, West Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex, P.O. Box 14665-1998, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: The HRM practices in the project-oriented organisations are varied from classical organisations, where the development of HRM is considered the most crucial component. As a result, a shift from job-based training (suitable for large, routine and operational organisations), to competency-based training (suitable for knowledge-based organisations) seems to be an inevitable key factor. In this paper we suggested a competency-based model to identify the human resource requirement to support project-oriented organisations. To this end, an innovative approach, the so called activity-based competency, which seemed to be the most relevant and succinct means was evolved and developed from the technical documents and analysis of the core activities in WBS (work breakdown structure) of the 3D-petroleum system modelling (PSM) project in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea (PEARL programme). This methodology is capable enough to encompass all elements of this technology according to the definitions of the main categories. The methodology is also capable of forming the basis of development plans in almost every large project and programme of similar scale.

Keywords: technical competency; competency-based training; development planning; PEARL programme; human resource management; HRM; 3D modelling; petroleum system modelling; Persian Gulf; Oman Sea; project-oriented organisations; activity-based competency; oil industry; project management; project planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2014.057957

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2014 Vol.13 No.1, pp.1 - 18

Published online: 11 Nov 2013 *

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