This self-assessment is for your use in evaluating your Behavioral competences in the USA National Competence Baseline, and in Version 3 of the IPMA Competence Baseline. To evaluate your Contextual competences, use the PM-SAT-c. To evaluate your Technical competences, use the PM-SAT-t. Or, return to the PM-SAT home page.
To Use the PM-SAT-b
Assess your level for each project management competence 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 criteria below, select the option button for the rating that best describes your level of demonstrated grasp, application, competence or performance.
2. After evaluating all competences, review your results, and the recommendation for next steps.
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 topic or activity.
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.
Note that Bloom's levels 5 and 6 are not included in this self-assessment)