Assessment in the organization

To be effective assessment must be recognized explicitly as an activity during the development process. But, assessment also requires dedicated skills. For this reason, assessment must also be explicitly captured through roles and responsibilities in the organization.

There are two roles distinct roles involved in assessment:

  • the assessment stakeholder owns the problem and knows how to interpret the results.
  • the assessment facilitator takes care of the technicalities of carrying out the analyses and helps the stakeholder to make the decision.

Facilitators are engineers, and as engineers they require resources and coordination. To ensure a proper position in the organization they require a dedicated assessment department.