Understanding a little about the technical competencies of your staff will help you pick the right project managers, focus project reviews, and target training & development.
When your business invests in a project, it is putting a great deal of faith in the person appointed as Project Manager to protect this investment and deliver the benefits on time and on budget. For many people appointed into project management positions this is a daunting task, frequently undertaken without specific training in Project Management skills. Often, the environment itself offers little support for these managers as they struggle to come to terms with their new responsibilities.
The Project Performance Competency Assessment builds up a picture, centred on an individual, based on knowledge, application of that knowledge to the project, the contribution of the project environment within the organisation, and (optionally) feedback from the manager's team and supervisors.
Our Project Management Competency Assessment service is designed to help individuals and businesses understand their Project Management capability, and to assess how it might be improved to the benefit of both parties.
An initial Project Performance Competency Assessment can provide an objective evaluation of the baseline for an individual or group against which future performance improvement can be measured. Such a baseline is essential if the the business is to understand the delivered benefits of training or consultancy in project management. These baselines can then be used to prioritise improvement actions which may apply to the individual (eg by training) or to the organisation (in improvements in processes, for example).