What You Need to Know About Project Assessment

By Pryastuti Handhayani | Published On: 11 August 2022
What You Need to Know About Project Assessment

No project was executed flawlessly. Each has its constraints and areas where the quality can drop at some point, although the project manager must resolve the conditions on a project as quickly as possible. A successful project assessment is an engagement that constantly measures itself against high standards in real-time as the project is carried out. The project assessment here aims to capture areas with low performance and improve them before the project is completed. A significant gap between the current state of the project and the desired state indicates an improvement that needs to be quickly remediated.

According to PMI, improvement in project performance will only occur if clearly understood what specific improvements are needed and the impact of these improvements on the project. To identify what specific improvements are required, the team should use research and investigation techniques to assess the project’s current state and find the problem.

Project Assessment Criteria

Each evaluation model is past. It has project assessment criteria so that the assessment to be applied later can evaluate and measure workers’ abilities not only from an aspect, such as the cognitive aspect but from some aspect. To find out if Project managers can consider the assessment of the project of good quality, at least some people from the upper level should not consider the criteria, among other things. 

  • Integrating knowledge, skill, and skill (skill)
  • Often used with cooperative learning methods
  • It can be applied individually or in groups

Project Assessment Aspects Considerations

In recent years, the discovery of new methods for technological development has become more apparent in public and private planning and the research community. This new pragmatic method emerged because technology changed, but the environment changed how businesses transact. This method, called the Delphi technique, can help assess future projects.

Not only that, but several other aspects of project appraisal also need to be considered. In this case, the element for

  1. Management Aspect, namely the ability to choose topics, find information, and manage the time of data collection and report writing.
  2. Relevance, namely the suitability of the topic, data, and results
  3. Authenticity, namely, the project manager undertaking the project, must be the result of one’s work, taking into account the contribution of the supervisor and other parties in the form of guidance and support for the project work.
  4. Innovation and creativity projects contain new (contemporary) elements and something unique, different from usual.


Project Introduction & Assessment Stage

Quoting from PMI, there are several stages regarding the initial assessment for a particular project. Some of these stages are:

Build a Plan

Although planners often plan for a company’s future ventures, they sometimes neglect their field. As a result, it is necessary to follow new programs to complete tasks such as Delphi/Simulation implementation. This program can take advantage of the guide to know the next step by step.

Management Acceptance Determination

Suppose management has subconsciously requested analysis of a sensitive nature, such as determining the most likely and least likely projects and inquiring about the likelihood of success. In that case, your management is looking for better appraising capital investments. At the same time, if you’ve manually done many iterations to answer these questions on specific projects, you’re also ready for a better approach.

Technology Introduction

Before committing your resources, take the time to investigate and understand the latest analytical techniques. You should know algorithms, input, and information development processes. The awareness will become apparent as you become familiar with the available programs. Running head first will cause trouble, and management tends to be less receptive if controversy arises.

Internal Ability Analysis

The challenges of using sophisticated analytical tools require staff who can be easily trained in the use and methodology of procedures. A manager is faced with a simple choice. If your abilities don’t exist, they must be developed inside and outside. Once these hurdles are overcome, staff must become familiar with the new tools to obtain consensus.

Based on existing experience, these initial steps of assessing tool selection and development (including modifications) take at least six months but often longer.

That’s the review of what a project assessment is and what kind of project criteria are judged to be successful or not. Hopefully, you will add your insight to create better quality project management.


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