PM-SAT People: Self Assessment Tool for PM Learning and Development

PM-SAT-P2: Self Assessment of P2 People Competence Elements

ICB 4 imagePurpose
IPMA's Individual Competence Baseline (ICB4) reflects three groups of competence elements that are essential for project and program success: 1. Perspective, 2. People, and 3. Practice. This self-assessment is for your use, for learning and development purposes, in evaluating your People knowledge foundation against the latest IPMA Individual Competence Baseline. Be sure to return to our PM-Self Assessment Tool page to evaluate the two other sets of competence elements.

To Use PM-SAT-P2 People
Assess your level for each project management competence criterion below. Then, work to improve any areas of weaknesses, or prepare to apply for IPMA-USA's advanced project manager certifications.
1. For each of the PM competence Elements and Key Competence Indicators below, select the option button for the rating that best describes your level of demonstrated grasp, or application.
2. After evaluating all competences, review your results, and the recommendation for next steps.
3. Record your percentage scores for each group of elements; note that the percentage is based on a minimum expected score of 2 for each item on the the Bloom's Taxonomy scale.

Rating Scale:
The rating scale is based on the cognitive processes of Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning (based on a 2001 update, which is especially relevant for adult learners). Note that the verb in each criterion should normally change with the cognitive score:
0. None; no or little exposure to the Element or Key Competence Indicator.
1. Remember: Retrieve relevant knowledge from long-term memory.
2. Understand: Construct meaning from messages, including oral, written and graphic communication.
3. Apply; Carry out or use a topic or activity in a given situation.
4. Analyze: Break material into parts and determine how the parts relate to each other, and an overall purpose.
5. (Not included in this self-assessment) Evaluate: Make judgements based on criteria and standards.
6. (Not included in this self-assessment) Create: Put elements together to form a coherent whole; reorganize into a new pattern or structure.

ICB4 PM Competence Elements and Key Competence Criteria
0 None
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2 Und
3 App
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P2.1 Self-reflection and self-management
1 Identify, and reflect on the ways in which own values and experiences affect the work
2 Build self-confidence on the basis of personal strengths and weaknesses
3 Identify, and reflect on, personal motivations to set personal goals and keep focus
4 Organize personal work depending on the situation and own resources
5 Take responsibility for personal learning and development
P2.2 Personal integrity and reliability
1 Acknowledge and apply ethical values to all decisions and actions
2 Promote the sustainability of outputs and outcomes
3 Take responsibility for own decisions and actions
4 Act, take decisions and communicate in a consistent way
5 Complete tasks thoroughly in order to build confidence with others
P2.3 Personal communication
1 Provide clear and structured information to others and verify their understanding
2 Facilitate and promote open communication
3 Choose communication styles and channels to meet the needs of the audience, situation and management level
4 Communicate effectively with virtual teams
5 Employ humor and sense of perspective when appropriate
P2.4 Relations and engagement
1 Initiate and develop personal and professional relations
2 Build, facilitate and contribute to social networks
3 Demonstrate empathy through listening, understanding and support
4 Show confidence and respect by encouraging others to share their opinions or concerns
5 Share own vision and goals in order to gain the engagement and commitment of others
P2.5 Leadership
1 Initiate actions and proactively offer help and advice
2 Take ownership and show commitment
3 Provide direction, coaching and mentoring to guide and improve the work of individuals and teams
4 Exert appropriate power and influence over others to achieve the goals
5 Make, enforce and review decisions
P2.6 Teamwork
1 Select and build the team
2 Promote cooperation and networking between team members
3 Support, facilitate and review the development of the team and its members
4 Empower teams by delegating tasks and responsibilities
5 Recognize errors to facilitate learning from mistakes
P2.7 Conflict and crisis
1 Anticipate and possibly prevent conflicts and crises
2 Analyze the causes and consequences of conflicts and crises and select appropriate response(s)
3 Mediate and resolve conflicts and crises and/or their impact
4 Identify and share learning from conflicts and crises in order to improve future practice
P2.8 Resourcefulness
1 Stimulate and support an open and creative environment
2 Apply conceptual thinking to define situations and strategies
3 Apply analytic techniques to analyzing situations, financial and organizational data and trends
4 Promote and apply creative techniques to find alternatives and solutions
5 Promote a holistic view of the project and its context to improve decision-making
P2.9 Negotiation
1 Identify and analyses the interests of all parties involved in the negotiation
2 Develop and evaluate options and alternatives with the potential to meet the needs of all parties
3 Define a negotiation strategy in line with own objectives that is acceptable to all parties involved
4 Reach negotiated agreements with other parties that are in line with own objectives
5 Detect and exploit additional selling and acquisition possibilities
P2.10 Results orientation
1 Evaluate all decisions and actions against their impact on project success and the objectives of the organization
2 Balance needs and means to optimize outcomes and success
3 Create and maintain a healthy, safe and productive working environment
4 Promote and ‘sell’ the project, its processes and outcomes
5 Deliver results and get acceptance

P2 People Competence Results

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PM-SAT is based on the IPMA Individual Competence Baseline, 4th Edition.

The Key Competence Indicators above are © 2015 IPMA (rev. 2015)