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People in Projects by Project Management Institute

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360-Degree Feedback Tool

In the October 1999 issue of PM Network, Judith Olney wrote, “It’s important to measure the ability of all project managers to apply project management skills and capabilities effectively.” The only way to obtain this type of data is through 360-degree assessments or behavior event interviewing.

The term 360-degree feedback refers to getting a well-rounded (360-degree) view of what’s going on. Input is gathered from a variety of people surrounding the project manager whose skills are being measured. Thus, the best input comes from the boss, peers, team members, direct reports, stakeholders, and others in project support positions that work closely with the project manager.

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