Each 360 assessment enables an individual to gain feedback from other reviewers or ‘raters’. John Lewis will be piloting these assessment tools early in 2017 with a view to rolling them out to their change delivery community (in the region of 150 Partners) by next Summer.
360-Rater is an online assessment of an individual’s experience that is completed by up to four people (called raters) who know the individual’s project management performance – typically a line manager, a head of profession, colleagues or senior managers.
360-Rater takes 20 minutes for a rater to complete. For each of the 16 competence areas, e.g. business case, leadership, risk management etc., the rater is asked three questions:
1) rating of the individual’s competence level on a scale of 0 to 5
2) free text comments about the individual’s competence
3) priority for development of the competence area (low, medium, high)
On completion, the rater and individual are sent a short confirmation email.
The eight page report gives integrated data from the individual and up to four raters for each competence. An example of an extract from a 360 report for the competence area of business case is shown below for three raters of a particular individual (referred to as ‘Self’).