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Knowledge of and the ability to implement application software within an organization in order to help end-users perform specific tasks (ex: accounting or graphic design).

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Describes the general processes and policies of application implementation.

Lists main application software and vendors in the market place.

Cites specific types of application software and their usage within an organization.

Identifies problems commonly associated with application implementation.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Drafts application software usage for the department's needs.

Implements a specific application software under the supervision of management.

Provides instant support for end users of application software.

Tracks problems associated with the quality and effectiveness of application software.

Researches the benefits and drawbacks of an organization's application software.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Designs a department's implementation strategy while considering issues such as budget, time, technology and human resources.

Supervises a team to implement application software within the department.

Advises end users on advanced functions and operational techniques of application software.

Monitors employees to solve software application problems in a timely and efficient manner.

Evaluates best practices of application implementation within the industry; learns the principles and practices of application software.

Evaluates new application software in order to determine applicability within organizational environments.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Develops an organization's software strategies for short-term and long-term application situations.

Leads in the implementation of software application within the organization.

Elaborates on key functions and operational techniques for various application software programs.

Builds an organizational example of effective problem-solving in application software.

Champions the adoption of advanced application software within the organization.

Monitors various industries' directions and market trends in application software.

Interview Questions

  • What step(s) did you take to ensure that the final implemented application met business needs?
  • Tell me about application implementation related experiences you had as a part of your previous position(s).
  • What were some common challenges you faced during the implementation process, and how did you respond to them?
  • How did you leverage practical experience to ensure a high implementation success rate?

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