Developer Skills Self-Assessment

In order to assess your expertise in Appian concepts, this self-assessment lists the most important skills necessary to effectively design applications. We recommend completing this self-assessment periodically to determine which skill areas you are comfortable with and which areas require more study. 

The assessment is used to diagnose capabilities of developers to determine what gaps exist. For each of the items displayed below, identify your score based on the following levels:

Level 1

Minimal/No Proficiency - Can identify basic facts and terms about the subject or task; can do simple parts of the task but needs to be shown how to do most of the task

Level 2

Adequate - Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions and stating main ideas; can follow step by step procedures for accomplishing a task and accomplish most parts of a task with help only on the hardest parts

Level 3

Competent - Can examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes; make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations; can identify why and when a task must be done, why each step is needed, and can do all parts of the task with only a spot check of work

Level 4

Highly Proficient - Can present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas or quality of work based on a set of criteria; can predict, isolate, and resolve problems about the task; able to complete the task quickly and accurately; able to tell or show others how to do the task

Next to each skill is a suggested resource you can use to improve. The suggested resources include: 


Instructor Led Training and Academy Online Content - We recommend instructor-led training as the primary method to enable these skills. Academy Online is also available as a supplement and a resource for more in-depth content.


Academy Online - Content in the Developer course in Academy Online at


Playbook - Available from the Appian Playbook on Community at


Community - Content available from the main page on on Appian Community at


Documentation - All documentation available from


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