IT Project Management is a broad field, the range of activities and applications makes it incredibly hard for one PM to master every aspect of the Project Life-cycle, each project manager will have clear strengths and weaknesses when it comes to their management style.
These weaknesses are not a bad thing, and if you can identify a weakness you can improve your knowledge or work towards making it a strength. That is where our PM Assessments come in.
Administered by our training partner PMIdeas, we use these assessments to peg each associates specific strengths, and the results can be used as a tool to plan future personal development goals that each of our Project Managers can work towards.
The PM Assessments are based on the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBoK) which is considered the world standard in Project Management and assesses each candidates knowledge of the 10 Knowledge areas contained in the PMBoK:
The ten knowledge areas, each of which contains some or all of the project management processes, are:
How do these assessments work?
Once an associate has met with us we will arrange for them to receive a link to their PM Assessment, this assessment is a series of multiple choice and free form questions, relating to specific areas of the PMBoK. Results are graded in the following form for each question:
The candidate understands this concept
The candidate understands the concept but did not explain it as it appears in the PMBoK
Not yet competent:
We are unable to determine if the candidate has fully grasped this concept.
Once completed, each candidate receives a score out of 496, the closer they manage to get to this score the more in line with the principals of the PMBoK they are. Based on their scores each candidate can then choose to expand their knowledge in areas they are weakest or focus on their strengths and work in their key area of knowledge.
Culture fit is a vital, yet often overlooked part of any successful team. When adding people to an existing team or starting a new endeavour, finding people that will work well together, and that compliment each others strengths or weaknesses, can mean the difference between success or failure.
With this important issue in mind, we partenered with PMIdeas take the guess work out of selecting the right project resource. Using the world recognised DiSC analysis to identify individual personality profiles, we can take the guess work out of selecting the right personality for the job.
A brief overview of the DiSC assessment:
DISC is a behaviour assessment tool based on the DISC theory of psychologist William Marston, it was developed into a behavioural assessment tool by Industrial Psychologist Walter Clark. The assessment focuses on four key behavioural traits:
This online assessment is completed by each new candidate for free. We encourage them to hold onto their results and use them as part of their personal development planning. Weather they work fos us or our clients, or go on to work somewhere else, they have these results
IT is not a mere personality assessment, rather it is an assessment of an individuals behaviour in certain circumstances. Our DiSC is centred on behaviour in the work place, giving us a window into how a candidate might react or behave depending on the environment we place them in.
There are 15 Classical Profile Patterns, each portraying the behaviour of people with a specific blend of the four dimensions.