Project Management Maturity Assessment

Studies show that as an organization’s Project Management Maturity improves, projects are delivered more effectively and efficiently, customer satisfaction improves, and better business results occur. 

Project Management Maturity measures the degree to which the elements of a project management process or system are present, are integrated into the organization, and ultimately affect the organization’s performance.

For maximum value, your organization should determine a PM maturity baseline; effectively prioritize, plan and implement improvement opportunities; and then measure across time to verify consistent improvement in the organization’s PM capabilities. 

This process highlights “improvement opportunities” or process gaps and drives the development of best practices and capabilities to address any gaps.  By understanding your organization’s strengths and weaknesses, you can identify actions for continuously improving project management and achieving your business objectives. 

There are many Project Management Maturity Assessments in use in the industry. The assessments are used to determine how well organizations or projects comply with a given set of PM practices and processes.

1.     Assess an organization’s current project management capabilities and processes.
2.     Assess how consistently those processes are being used.
3.     Identify gaps and areas of improvement in current capabilities to best practices.
4.     Define a maturity/capability level baseline.
5.     Develop action plans to address gaps and track improvements. 
6.     Annual reassessment / continuous improvement.

We have large number of businesses working on Projects to support their core businesses. There are many Project Management Consulting Companies in the developed nations, PM Solutions and PMI to quote a few. In India, this capability exist with Project Management CoE. 

Assessment is adapted from SEI’s CMMI and industry project management best practices. 
1.     Assess organization’s current level of capability against 25 best practices through documentation and interviews. 
2.     Look for evidence of deployment, usage, coverage, compliance, and effectiveness of project management functions/processes. 
3.     Identify the gaps in best practices. 
4.     Recommend improvement actions based upon gaps and client’s priorities. 
5.     Provide services to further develop action plans and implement best practices. 
Strong project management disciplines and capabilities have been proven to provide value to an organization. 

Project management capability assessments are key to establishing and progressing towards best practices in project management.

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