Mapping an effective performance improvement plan to reach your goals requires a thorough understanding of how your organization functions at every level. By evaluating and benchmarking current capabilities and performance levels, ESI can isolate and address the skills, application and management gaps that hinder performance and prevent you from reaching goals as quickly as you’d like.
Our in-depth assessments examine all aspects of your organization on three key dimensions—people, processes and tools—to identify which specific change mechanisms can be activated to achieve business objectives. Creating a baseline for comparison will also help ensure the precision of our solution and enable you to measure the business impact of organizational change initiatives and demonstrate ROI.
ESI Individual Assessments
- PMAppraise - Evaluates an individual's knowledge and skills in each of the nine areas in the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK)®
- Project Management Knowledge and Practice Survey - Measures an individual's current project management working practices and performances across the full project lifecycle
- BAAppraise - Evaluates an individual's knowledge of business analysis best practices, as well as the knowledge areas in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)®
- Business Analysis Knowledge and Practice Survey - Measures an individual's current business analysis working practices across the full requirements life cycle
- Contract Management Knowledge Assessment - Assesses an individual's knowledge of foundational and specialized concepts related to Federal Contracting policies
- PM 360 - Measures a project manager's behavior and skills in six competency area to help identify best performers and their effectiveness
- Agile Knowledge Assessment– Evaluates how well individuals understand and utilize Agile practices, and how the work environment impacts the project team
ESI Organizational Assessments
- Process Reviews - Examines if organizational standards are in line with current best practices and free of inefficiencies and poorly defined roles/ responsibilities
- Artifact Reviews - Ensures that the tool sets your staff have are appropriate for the projects you work on, driven by an organizational purpose, and completed with the utmost quality
- Project Framework- Guides an organization in selecting immediate improvement activities based on the current capabilities of their project management processes
- OPM3 - Measures an organization's maturity in organizational project management to identify strengths and areas needing improvement
- Level III Assessments - Evaluates an organization's training investment and identifies the key catalysts for success and the key obstacles that can lead to below-par results
A Case Study: Getting to the Root of the Issue
A large pharmaceutical company had internally trained their project managers, but their projects were still failing. They engaged ESI to uncover the reasons their skills were failing and create a plan for successful implementation.
ESI conducted a Project Framework® assessment in order to identify process issues and skills gaps, then conducted a series of interviews with key management, executives and functional employees. The findings were then used to develop a learning plan that combined instructor-led training with coaching and mentoring to make sure the training was applied on the job.