Scoring Process Areas

When rating Process Areas the element of consensus within the assessment team is no longer applied. There is a strict rule for identifying the rating which is that the Process Area is only as strong as the weakest link. The weakest Specific or Generic Goal becomes the highest Process Area’s score.

Scenario 1

This shows that all five Goals within the Process Area have been rated, after consensus as Fully Achieved. Therefore, the Process Area rating is also Fully Achieved.

Scenario 2

This shows that four out of five Goals within the Process Area have been rated, after consensus, as Largely Achieved with the third rated as Fully Achieved. Therefore, the Process Area rating is Largely Achieved; the lowest rating of the three goals.

Scenario 3

This shows that three out of five Goals within the Process Area have been rated, after consensus, as Fully Achieved with the fourth rated as Largely Achieved and the fifth rated as Partially Achieved. Therefore, the Process Area rating is Partially Achieved; the lowest rating of the five goals.

Scenario 4

This shows that the five Goals within the Process Area have been rated, after consensus, as Largely Achieved, Partially Achieved and Not Achieved. Therefore, the Process Area rating is Not Achieved; the lowest rating of the three goals.

Each Goal is demonstrating a key element of activity within the Process Area. Therefore, the logic is that if a Goal is rated weak, the Process Area will be weak even if all other Goals are Fully Achieved.