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Project Management

Ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources, to achieve project objectives.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Explains the concepts of phase, activity, task, and deliverable.

Gives examples of critical paths in projects.

Describes the key objectives, phases and deliverables of a current project.

Identifies project management tools and requirements within own function.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Under guidance, plans and estimates simple projects.

Assists in detailed project plans including cost, schedule, and resource requirements.

Obtains information from stakeholders during the planning stage of a project.

Provides input for Gantt or PERT charts or their equivalent to track project progress and status.

Produces standard project status reports.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Plans, estimates, staffs, organizes and monitors significant projects.

Utilizes preferred tools, techniques and methods for estimating project cost and time.

Identifies risks and vulnerabilities; creates contingency plans.

Communicates reporting requirements; creates monitoring and control mechanisms.

Conducts regular and ad-hoc project reviews with project team, sponsors, and clients.

Maintains open communication among project participants and interested parties.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Manages multiple high-risk, high-cost projects involving multiple stakeholders.

Monitors major projects for critical path and actual status versus planned.

Coaches others in open communication among project stakeholders.

Champions organization's project management methodology, tools, and techniques.

Consults on project planning and management of high-risk, high-impact projects.

Monitors industry for fresh approaches and tools for project management.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me how you responded to unforeseen developments or setbacks during the project. Was there a contingency plan in place?
  • Tell me about the software/applications you used to measure and communicate project process.
  • How did you keep management or other stakeholders up to date on a project's progress?
  • How do you develop initial project plans (requirements, budget, timeline etc.)?

Titles with Shared Competencies