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Project Manager Skills Assessment

Project Manager Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
Vervoe’s Project Manager Assessment verifies a candidate’s ability to lead teams, oversee budgets, and solve problems that arise while managing projects. Candidates who pass this test can plan, execute, and oversee projects, making informed decisions that drive project success and organizational growth.
Skills tested in this assessment
For a project manager, effective communication involves clearly conveying information to team members, stakeholders, and clients to ensure everyone understands project goals, timelines, and expectations. Problem-solving requires identifying, analyzing, and resolving issues that arise during the project’s lifecycle, using a logical and methodical approach to overcome obstacles and keep the project on track. Project management itself encompasses planning, executing, and closing projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within scope, and within budget by setting clear objectives, coordinating resources, and managing risks effectively. These skills combined enable a project manager to lead projects successfully and achieve desired outcomes efficiently
What to test with this assessment
Project management is critical to a company’s success because it ensures each project is executed effectively. For this reason, when hiring a project manager, it is essential to assess their proficiency in core project management skills and hire only the best fit for the job. Luckily, you can use the Project Manager Test to evaluate key skills such as project planning, risk management, project execution, and team management, giving you a comprehensive understanding of a candidate’s capabilities.

About the Project Manager Skills Assessment

Hiring a project manager for your company is no easy task. However, with Vervoe’s Project Manager Assessment, you can take the stress out of your recruitment and boost its effectiveness.

To successfully perform their role, a project manager must be well versed in strategic planning, team coordination, and resource management. Therefore, identifying an excellent project manager requires that you measure these skills and confirm whether the candidates fit the role or not.

Due to the amount of talent available, it might be tricky to identify skilled project managers based on intuition or resume scanning alone. Thankfully, you can use our Project Management Assessment to verify candidates’ skills, making it much easier to filter through talent.

Vervoe’s Project Management Test allows you to make decisions based on candidate data and proven skills, thus boosting the quality of your hire.

Effective communication is essential for a project manager, as it involves conveying clear and concise information to team members, stakeholders, and clients. It includes various forms of communication such as verbal, written, and non-verbal, ensuring that everyone involved understands project goals, timelines, and expectations. Strong communication skills help in fostering collaboration, resolving conflicts, and ensuring that all parties are aligned with the project’s objectives and progress.
Problem-solving is a critical skill for project managers, involving the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve issues that may arise during a project’s lifecycle. This skill requires a logical and methodical approach to understand the root cause of problems and develop effective solutions. A project manager must be able to think critically, anticipate potential risks, and implement strategies to overcome obstacles, ensuring the project stays on track and meets its goals.
Project management encompasses the planning, execution, and closing of projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within scope, and budget. This skill involves setting clear objectives, defining roles and responsibilities, and coordinating resources and activities. Project managers use various methodologies and tools to monitor progress, manage risks, and adjust plans as needed to achieve project success. They must balance competing demands and prioritize tasks to deliver the desired outcomes efficiently and effectively.


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Problem Solving

Question Type: Video

Halfway through the project, your Head of Training and Development decides she wants to add a survey after the training to test for employee engagement and the success of the training. This will require a Project Change Request. As the Project Manager, once you receive the Project Change Request, what will your next steps be?
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Project Management

Question Type: Text

As the Project Manager, you are required to draft plans needed for the project lifecycle, starting with the project charter. In the textbox below outline what you will include in the project charter.
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Problem Solving

Question Type: Audio

After the meeting with the Head of Training and Development, it seems there is scope creep with other stakeholders wanting to add in more courses and outcomes. How would you manage this?

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Yes, all assessments are fully customizable meaning you can edit a word or two or delete the question and add your own. You can also customize correct answer samples to your exact business specifications.

We offer assessments for any stage of your hiring process.

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Bottom Funnel: A great opportunity to focus on a single outcome and test extensively with a more elaborate question and some documentation around the process. Assessments take ~ 1.5 hrs to complete.

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No, Vervoe assessments test for a range of both job specific hard skills and soft skills like communication or attention to detail. This means you’re testing a complete set of skills so you can be confident the candidate you hire not only has the skills to do the job but that culturally and behaviourally they’re the right fit for your business too.

We offer a range of interactive question types including code challenges, presentations, spreadsheets, document uploads, video, audio, multiple choice with media options and more. Each question type is a sample version of the real life tool. For example a code challenge is a snapshot of a live developer environment where a candidate can complete a specific task.
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Yes, all skills assessment are customizable and can be created to simulate a job or task. This provides the ability to test a candidate on real-life skills and abilities required for the role. A unique combination of different types of questions can simulate how a candidate will perform in different scenarios.

Combining a detailed job description with a skills assessment can help to identify the specific skills and knowledge required for a job, and can streamline the candidate selection process. By writing a clear and concise job description, hiring managers can attract the right candidates for each role.

Vervoe's comprehensive recruitment guides provide a competency framework that maps out the core job-related skills and soft skills required for success in the role. A recruitment guide helps understand the hiring process of building the ideal candidate profile, writing an accurate job description based on skills, selecting the ideal candidate, interviewing top performers, and making a job offer.

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