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A review on the development of an application based on the content management system eZ publish by Kurt Predl, USP-D consulting as responsible for USP-d for both the used hardware and software I consulting responsible. Developing own software actually not part of our core areas, because we offer special expertise in the areas of organisational and personnel development. For one of our services, the USP-D 360 degree feedback is a software but essential. So far in the use of Web version originally dating back to 2007 and no longer meets the future requirements for many reasons. So, the request of the product manager about the new development ended up on my table.

Maybe just to understand: what is a 360 degree feedback? It is an established human resources and organizational development instrument in which a leader receives feedback from several stakeholders (supervisor, employees, colleagues, internal and external customers and suppliers) and also estimates (self image). This feedback is based on a catalogue of competences, which is broken down and defined in about 60 questions. These questions are based on a scale (“by completely true” “up is not true at all”) answered. The juxtaposition of the self-image with the average foreign images to stakeholder groups and with competence groups divided, consultants offers very good insight, how this is perceived by their actions from the immediate environment of executives using the data interpretation by experienced USP-D. It then specific targets and support measures can be derived (see also.. and…). The requirements for the new software are also grown. Ease of use and security were once thought essential, so must the future be capable client, will offer the possibility to integrate customer requirements with regard to competences and design, as well as to automate the entire process of 360-degree feedback as far as possible and simple and rapid controlling instruments to ensure the cost-effective administration.