Good or bad, I borrowed a few lessons from the old Performance Evaluation Reviews (PER) from my time in the military, and adapted the concept for use in project environments. The result was this Individual Post Project Assessment (IPPA) form you see here (at the end of the article).
While a few organizations had some form of annual assessment, people assigned to individual projects were often “outside” of the normal review process – and there needed to be a way to put input into their annual assessment, and the IPPA proved to be an effective means to get a broad, comprehensive snapshot of the individual’s performance.
For those organizations without formal annual assessments, we just used multiple IPPAs for each engagement throughout the year – and as a result, we were able to fill their HR file with meaningful information.
Since its development, I’ve actually had a lot of success using this form – and although it may undergo some more revisions with the upcoming release of small-PM 3.0 this spring, I thought I would re-release the form here… and invite you to use it and provide whatever feedback you can.
In addition to the form, I’ve also attached some real examples (with names and details removed of course) so you can get a better feel of how the scores and text need to support each other.
I’ll be posting the other tools, templates and forms from small-PM on the site in the weeks that follow – as we lead up to the official release of small-PM version 3.0 this spring.
Please send your feedback directly to me, or via comments to this article. Good luck!
ippa SAMPLE 2 (PDF)