Overhauling of the organizational project management training program

Hydro-Québec’s HQIESP-SEBJ division wanted to redesign its organizational project management training program.

In place since 2008, this program focused primarily on the division’s project management practices as well as the PMI practices. After a few years, the content experts at HQIESP-SEBJ recommended the revision of the materials and educational strategies in order to be on the lookout for new market trends in project management.

In 2019, Hydro-Québec’s HQIESP-SEBJ division hired GPBL Projectwise to support the redesign of its organizational project management training program.

About Hydro-Québec’s HQIESP-SEBJ division

Hydro-Québec Innovation, equipment and shared services (Hydro-Québec Innovation, équipement et services partagés HQIESP) manages construction and rehabilitation projects taking place in Québec (except in the territory governed by the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement)

James Bay energy (Société d’énergie de la Baie James SEBJ) is building production facilities located in contrated territory (north of 49th parallel) and may also carry out certain projects elsewhere in Québec or internationally.





Mandate to develop organizational project management skills

Hydro-Québec’s HQIESP-SEBJ division has called on GPBL Projectwise to review and optimize its current project management procedures.

Main objective

To support Hydro-Québec’s HQIESP-SEBJ division in the implementation of a project management skills development program.


  • Produce a diagnosis of project management skills of the organization’s resources.
  • Generate findings with clear recommendations to guide the redesign of the organizational project management training program.

Process for the diagnosis of project management skills

To make the diagnosis, GPBL Projectwise conducted one-on-one interviews using a questionnaire based on the three project management skills: technical, magisterial, and relational.

At the same time, GPBL Projectwise developed an online questionnaire with 90 questions sent to key project managers in Hydro-Québec’s HQIESP-SEBJ division.

Results: a picture of organizational maturity in project management and an action plan

The data collection performed by GPBL Projectwise enabled an in-depth analysis and the issuance of two major deliverables to be conducted:

  • Diagnosis report of qualitative date on the analysis results of individual interviews;
  • Statistical reports of quantitative data from the results of the online questionnaire.

The HQIESP-SEBJ division has therefore obtained a portrait of its current maturity in organizational project management. The organization was also able to compare its current practices against international standards in project management.

A short, medium, long-term action plan has also been designed to help the organization optimize its project management practices and generate the desired business results.

GPBL Projectwise finally submitted a formal presentation explaining the findings and recommendations raised in the diagnosis regarding organizational, governance, program and project aspects for the HQIESP-SEBJ division.

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