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PM-SAT-b: Self Assessment of Behavioral Competence Elements

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.

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 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)

PM Competence Elements and Criteria
0 None
1 Rem
2 Und
3 App
4 Ana
3.1 Leadership. Demonstrates strong self-knowledge, while engaging others in helping compensate for weaknesses.
3.2 Engagement and Motivation. Actively manages the buy-in of stakeholders or interested parties.
3.3 Self Control. Controls emotions, and demonstrates a high frustration tolerence threshold.
3.4 Assertiveness. Demonstrates influence and authority.
3.5 Relaxation. Pays attention to stressful situations and relieves tension where possible.
3.6 Openness. Encourages suggestions and ideas from all team members, including dissent.
3.7 Creativity. Finds new solutions by applying concepts, processes, techniques and common sense in new areas.
3.8 Results Orientation. Stimulates the project team to turn theory into practice, and vision into reality.
3.9 Efficiency. Manages meetings effectively, starting them on time, sticking to the agenda, and ending them as soon as possible.
3.10 Consultation. Demonstrates the arts of reasoning, presenting solid arguments, listening to other points of view, and finding agreeable solutions.
3.11 Negotiation. Bargains hard at the content level while maintaining a positive personal relationship.
3.12 Conflict and Crisis. Openly deals with contradicting interests in conflicts and crises.
3.13 Reliability. Takes responsibility for project success on behalf of all the stakeholders or interested parties.
3.14 Values Appreciation. This factor covers the degree to which technical and management methods, methodologies, and systems are known.
3.15 Ethics. Acts respectfully when bringing ethical issues and differences into the open.

Behavioral Competence Results

When you finish scoring, record your name in the space provided below, then press the Print This Page button to print this worksheet. These results are not saved.

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PM-SAT is based on the IPMA-USA National Competence Baseline, which is based on IPMA ICB®, version 3. Competence criteria provided by the ProjectExperts.

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