Benefits for clients

What does the Evaluation offer to Corporate Customers?

In developing an effective Project Professional group it’s important to understand the skills & capabilities of your current team.

Although you might understand your own people quite well, it’s vital to get an objective assessment of their skills & capabilities against a professional standard.  This enables you to benchmark your teams against those working in other organisations in similar roles.  It’s also important that you review their skills against the whole range of competencies that are critical for effective project or change delivery.

Our suite of Knowledge Evaluations are a cost-effective way to assess your teams against a common & respected standards developed by professional bodies that support them.  Project Managers & Programme Managers are evaluated against the APM Body of Knowledge – 5th Edition, APM Technical Competence Framework and OGC PRINCE2, Business Analysts are assessed against the Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) competency framework and the BABOK and Portfolio Office Professionals are reviewed against the OGC Portfolio Management Office framework.  All of these standards are recognised throughout the Project Professional industry as best practice.

Typical services we provide to our clients are:

  • Individual or group assessments quickly with immediate presentation of results
  • Capability planning & recommendations for further training or skills development for individuals or group
  • Assessment of current training, education or development effectiveness
  • Assessment of prospective recruits against a range of job profiles covering the following job families – Programme Manager, Project Manager, Portfolio Office, Business Analysts and Agile & SCRUM competencies

The benefits to our clients have gained include:

  • Objective and consistent approach to benchmarking knowledge & capability profiles that ensures that line management time can be used on planning development rather than trying to assess individual needs & requirements
  • Very cost effective evaluation with immediate feedback on knowledge against the appropriate standard at the individual, departmental or corporate level
  • Ability to benchmark new recruits against current teams reducing the number of interviews or time taken to complete them by Senior Managers
  • Targeting of training spend against specific weak areas or those that are considered important for your environment.  A far better approach than “sheep dipping” everyone through the same events
  • Quick turnaround of information that is needed to create effective personal development programmes for project professionals and covers both knowledge and process skills
  • Help & support from capability consultants who have provided professional evaluation services for a wide range of industries & business environments