Assessment and Measurement
Evaluating and benchmarking current capabilities and performance levels allows you to identify and assess skill gaps that impede project execution.
Through the Strategy Execution assessment process, you are able to:
- Establish capability baselines
- Identify organisational and individual strengths and weaknesses
- Apply continuous improvement to project management efforts
- Create an effective and viable project management structure
- Drive organisational change and organisational improvement
- Create the business case for development
- Determine ways to improve business, project and employee performance
Projects need to be aligned with employees’ skill levels. The following organisational assessments help uncover potential project management issues, which need support through training:
PM Knowledge and Practices Survey
This online survey measures an organisation’s AS-IS state in terms of the project management practices that exist, the extent to which those practices are being deployed and used consistently by the groups being surveyed, and how that deployment relates to their knowledge of ‘best practice’ in the same areas.
BA Knowledge and Practices Survey
This online survey generates data on a client’s current business analysis working practices and related BA performance, across the full requirements lifecycle.
This survey, which is IIBA-aligned, measures the BA practices that currently exist, the extent to which those practices are being deployed and used consistently by the groups being surveyed, and how that deployment relates to their knowledge of ‘best practice’ in the same areas.
High Performer PM360
Working with a group of nominated ‘high performers’ our Project Manager Competency Model and PM360 assessment tool measures the perceived value and observed impact of specific soft skills behaviours within key stakeholder groups, to get their views on what constitutes project success for the organisation.
Benefits of organisational assessments:
- Identify clear and quantifiable execution baselines for where the organisation is and where it wants to go
- Identify current levels of PM performance and set realistic and achievable improvement targets
- Identify the barriers that might impede or slow down improvements in performance and/or impact negatively on any learning programme
- Develop solutions that provide tangible evidence of success in the classroom and the workplace
Our individual assessments help ensure our training has the greatest impact. By measuring existing knowledge we can target the training to ensure it benefits the learner and the organisation.
The following online assessments consist of 80 multiple-choice questions which take an average of 1.5-2 hours to complete. The results are sent via email, with online access to the report showing all areas needing improvement available for 30 days.
This measures the knowledge of 33 project management best practices and four project management phases, identified by our subject matter experts and against the knowledge areas of the PMBOK Guide.
This measures knowledge of 23 business analysis best practices and six business analysis phases, identified by our subject matter experts and against the knowledge areas of the BABOK Guide.
This measures a project manager’s behaviour and skills in six competency areas (organisation and industry acumen, process expertise, customer focus, team leadership, communication, personal effectiveness) to help identify the best performers and their effectiveness.
It allows project managers to be rated by their direct managers, current and former project sponsors and project team members. The assessment culminates in a detailed and comprehensive report that will help determine employees’ competency levels.
Benefits of individual assessments:
- Measure existing knowledge levels so training can be targeted
- Maximise the training investment
- Identifiy the best performers and those needing development
- Assign projects more effectively throughout the workforce
- Provide essential information about employees’ strengths and weaknesses
- Identifies the training requirements to improve capabilities