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Project Management Assessment


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This is optional. By entering e-mail addresses (separated by semi-colons) you may have the assessment results e-mailed to the participant, the participant's manager, or anyone else you choose.  If you leave this field blank, the assessment results will just be sent to the participant's Successful Project's instructor.

Project management is a broad field and the questions below are intended to help the instructor design the participant's program to focus on areas that are important to them. We are paying special attention to the skills that are important in the participant's position and their current skill level.


You are being asked to rate each skill from two perspectives. First you rate that skill's importance in the participant's position or role either in the organization now, or in the position that they are growing into. Then you rate the participant's current level of competency in the listed skill. You do this by clicking on the star rating scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest rating and 10 being the highest high rating.


From this point forward, the completion of the assessment usually takes approximately another 15-20 minutes.

1. Clearly defining and controlling project scope.

2. Knowledge of how to approach the project management process. Knowing all of the steps and responsibilities that are expected and the tools and techniques to aid the processes.

3. The ability to create realistic and achievable project schedules.

4. Handling the project change control.

5. Project cost budgeting.

6. Complex project procurement management (negotiating with and selecting vendors, dealing with legal contracts, and managing the ongoing relationship).

7. Relating to, influencing, and leaving a confident and positive impression with senior managers and important customers.

8. Manages to plan in and consistently deliver high project quality.

9. Ability to separate project noise from important project information.

10. Professional and clear written communications.

11. The ability to manage the human resources involved with projects.

12. Project risk management, including the ability to lead the risk identification, risk assessment, and risk strategy planning and implementation. 

13. Willingness to put in the full level of hard work needed to ensure a project's success.

14. Having a clear project vision and clear project plans.

15. Communicating clearly and respectfully.

16. Negotiating for the good of the project, the team members, and the organization.

17. Having patience with project problems and project team members.

18. Standing alone, and being strong when it will benefit the project, when "group think" may have taken ahold of the project.

19. Leading project team members whom they have no direct authority over.

20. Demonstrating up-to-date project monitoring by always having accurate answers to the following questions:

  • "How are we doing against the schedule?"
  • "Are we on budget?"
  • "How have changes impacted the project?"
  • "What are the top project issues?"

21. Being prepared when leading project meetings.

22. Following others (following instructions, knowing when to defer, and being a team player).

23. Getting things done. The ability to execute as well as to just plan.

24. Calculates the project's critical path visually and uses the diagram to make good schedule decisions (especially when fast tracking is needed).

25. Willingness to seek out, consult with, and take advice from subject matter experts (SMEs) outside the project team.

26. Willingness to comply with all internal and external project governance processes.

27. The ability to develop project financial strategies and demonstrate financial savvy.

28. The ability to handle large, complex projects requiring strategic thinking and planning.

The response may take a few minutes to submit. Thank you.


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