posted on October 18, 2012 16:23
Arlington, VA – Oct. 18, 2012 – ESI International, the world’s leading project management training company, today announced the release of a new Agile-specific assessment designed to allow organizations to benchmark their current Agile knowledge and behaviors against the capabilities that enable successful execution of Agile projects.
“The assessment will allow organizations to clearly identify potential skill gaps as it relates to Agile,” says ESI Practice Manager Matthew J. Ferguson, CSM. “Assessment results will enable training and PMO leaders to focus learning investments toward areas that can directly enhance the skills and competencies of their Agile practitioners.”
Available as a stand-alone offering or combined with ESI’s Agile Practitioner curriculum, the Agile Knowledge and Practice Assessment includes 64 questions that address three dimensions of Agile project manager performance:
· Knowledge-based questions: Does the individual understand the key Agile tenants
· Behavior-based questions: To what degree are Agile practices being performed
· Empowerment and support focused questions: Understanding the work environment and how to enhance it for peak Agile performance
The assessment can be customized to meet specific client needs.
“Not only does this assessment highlight skill gaps,” says Ferguson, “but also, it illustrates areas where practitioners are failing to apply conceptual knowledge on the job. Further, the assessment highlights how knowledge gaps present themselves across different roles, allowing organizations to make smarter training investments.”
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About ESI International
ESI, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE:INF), is a global project-focused training company, helping people around the world improve the way they manage projects, contracts, requirements and vendors through innovative training in project management, business analysis and contract management. In addition to ESI’s more than 100 courses delivered in more than a dozen languages at hundreds of locations worldwide, ESI offers several certificate programs through our educational partner, The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1981, ESI’s worldwide headquarters are in Arlington, Va., USA. To date, ESI’s programs have benefited more than 1.35 million professionals worldwide. For more information visit www.esi-intl.com.