IKM adds IKM ProjectManagerTM to its professional range of assessments to help organizations improve the success rate of their IT projects

New Jersey, USA – Tuesday, November 22, 2005IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, today announce the release of IKM ProjectManager™, a solution for measuring the proficiency of project managers.

Available for both the Prince2 and Project Management Institute (PMI) methodologies, IKM ProjectManager™ is designed to assess the capabilities of managers for all types of IT projects.

Based on IKM’s unique adaptive assessment methodology, IKM ProjectManager™ allows you to produce a detailed view of a project manager’s proficiency in the most cost efficient and effective way.

Using key sub-categories, IKM ProjectManager™ provides the ability to
determine absolute strengths and weaknesses in Project Scope Management, Resource Planning, Cost Estimation and Budget Control, Project Quality Management, Communication, Risk Analysis and Team Management and Development.

Developed in response to clients wanting to improve IT Project efficiency, IKM ProjectManager™ has already been deployed in organizations across Europe.

“The management of an IT Project is very complex and requires a high level of skill across a broad area. Our clients want to reduce the risk of their IT projects, and improve the overall outcome. IKM allows our clients to go beyond a personal recommendation or verbal interview before they hire someone in this critical role – giving them more confidence in project success,” said Marie-Paule Donsimoni, CEO, IKM.

As an extension of IKM TeckChek™, IKM ProjectManager™ is available to all clients who subscribe to the IT Professional Range of assessments. Ensuring that project managers have an adequate level of skill to manage people, technology and process, IKM ProjectManager™ ensures projects run on time, on budget, and to business specifications – ultimately reducing shelfware and cost blowouts.

IKM’s web-based assessments are used to enhance and optimize hiring, training, project staffing, skillgap analysis, benchmarking, career development and certification. IKM’s assessments are available in most disciplines including IT, Call Center, Healthcare, Clerical, Customer Service, Sales and Medical.

To view the most up to date assessment packages available, visit www.ikmnet.com/available