Assessment Instrument For Level

On the next several pages you will find 25 questions concerning how mature you believe your organization to be. Beside each question you will circle the number that corresponds to your opinion. In the example below, your choice would have been "Slightly Agree."

-3

Strongly Disagree

-2

Disagree

-1

Slightly Disagree

G

No Opinion

(1

Slightly Agree

(2

Agree

(3

Strongly Agree

The row of numbers from -3 to +3 will be used later for evaluating the results. After answering Question 25, you will grade the exercise.

QUESTIONS

The following 25 questions involve benchmarking. Please answer each question as honestly as possible. Circle the answer you feel is correct, not the answer you believe the question is seeking out.

1. Our benchmarking studies have found companies with tighter cost control processes.

2. Our benchmarking studies have found companies with better impact analysis during scope change control.

3. Our benchmarking studies have found that companies are performing risk management by analyzing the detailed level of the work breakdown structure (WBS).

4. Our benchmarking studies are investigating supplier involvement in project management activities.

5. Our benchmarking studies are investigating customer involvement in project management activities.

6. Our benchmarking studies are investigating how to obtain increased loyalty/usage of our project management methodology.

7. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at industries in the same business area as our company.

8. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at nonsimilar industries (i.e., industries in different business areas).

9. Our benchmark efforts are looking at nonsimilar industries to seek out new ideas and new applications for project management.

10. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at other company's concurrent engineering activities to see how they perform parts scheduling and tracking.

11. Our benchmarking efforts have found other companies that are performing resource constraint analyses.

12. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at the way other companies manage their customers during the scope change management process.

13. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at the way other companies involve their customers during risk management activities.

14. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at software enhancements through internal upgrades.

15. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at software enhancements through new purchases.

16. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at the way other companies attract new, internal users to their methodology for project management.

17. Our benchmarking efforts are focusing on how other companies perform technical risk management.

18. Our benchmarking efforts are focusing on how other companies obtain better efficiency and effectiveness of their project management methodology.

19. Our benchmarking efforts focus on how to obtain a lower cost of quality.

20. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at the way other companies are performing risk management during concurrent engineering activities.

21. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at the way other companies use enhancement projects as part of scope change management.

22. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at ways of integrating existing processes into our singular methodology.

23. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at ways other companies have integrated new methodologies and processes into their singular methodology.

24. Our benchmarking efforts are looking at the way other companies handle or discourage the development of parallel methodologies.

25. Our benchmarking efforts are seeking out other companies' use of corporate resource models.

An answer sheet to complete follows. Please complete Exhibit 4.

Exhibit 4

Each response you circled in Questions 1-25 had a column value between —3 and + 3. In the appropriate spaces below, place the circled value (between —3 and +3) beside each question.

Quantitative Qualitative

Benchmarking Benchmarking

Total

Quantitative benchmarking total: Qualitative benchmarking total: Combined total:

19. Total

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