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Text Box: The DACUM Chart

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The profile chart that results for the DACUM analysis is a detailed and

Graphic portrayal of the tasks or competencies required of successful

workers in the occupation being studied.  DACUM has been used

successfully to analyze occupations a the professional, managerial,

supervisory, technical, skilled, and semiskilled levels.  It has also been

used to successfully conceptualize new roles and positions.


A carefully chosen group of 5-12 experts from the occupational area form the DACUM committee.  Committee members are recruited directly from business, industry, government, or the professions.  The committee works under the guidance of a facilitator for two days to develop the DACUM Research chart.  The chart contains a list of general areas of competence called DUTIES and Several specific units of work, called TASKS, for each duty.  Brainstorming techniques are used to obtain the collective expertise and consensus of the committee.  As the committee determines each task, it is written on a card.  The cards are attached to the wall in front of the committee.  The completed chart is a detailed graphic profile of the duties and tasks performed by successful workers in the occupation.


The committee also identifies (1) the general knowledge and skills required of successful workers, (2) the tools, equipment, supplies and materials used, (3) the worker behaviors considered essential for success, and (4) the future trends and concerns likely to cause job changes.  A trained facilitator carefully guides the structured brainstorming and small group discussion and consensus seeking process.  The high level of interaction and synergy of the process produces superior results for all occupational levels.