project professional is recognised to have a unique capability.
PMSelect need to understand and appreciate this as a set of
competencies and professional experience. We seek to appreciate
the pattern of career that has been followed and the professional
strengths that have been acquired.
consultants have found that people vary in the capacity to
communicate their abilities as a project management and therefore
their value as a professional. This can be because the subject
has been too close to them or that articulating their story
is unfamiliar. We have developed a number of approaches to
overcome this and the Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)
is one. Completing the SAQ draws-out their experience under
a series of project management headings.
as candidates and when undertaking a career review, (see
Career Pointers), have valued this tool for exploring
career options. They find that it helps them to see their
capability more objectively and can highlight their strengths
and learning needs. Often, they have not before considered
their professional work with such insight. We have found the
SAQ to be a valuable source of information and understanding
when conducting career reviews and when assessing candidates
for particular project executive or consultant appointments.
lists topics from a typical SAQ
and technical knowledge/aptitude
Management tools and techniques
Planning and control
(for work delivering value to an external customers)
(for work delivering improved internal processes/structures/performance)
and continuous improvement
and managing development needs of staff
of project working