Discussion: Organizational Project Management Maturity
Organizational Project Management (OPM) is a framework for implementing projects, programs, and portfolios within an organization. It provides the processes and methods for executing projects within an organization that align with organizational strategy and optimize resources within an organization. The importance of organizational project management increases as organizations increase the use of projects in implementing organizational strategy.
For this Discussion, review the required resources assigned this week. Select two examples of organizational project management maturity practices/activities that you feel could be generalized to your organization or an organization with which you are familiar.
1-Why do you think the practice you chose can be successfully generalized?
2-How prepared do you think your organization is in the process for implementing OPM?
3-What are the benefits of implementing OPM? What are the challenges?
4-Do you think there would be resistance to change in your organization if OPM is implemented? Why or why not?
– Project Management Journal
Spalek, S. (2015). Establishing a conceptual model for assessing project management maturity in industrial companies. International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice, 22(2), 242–254.
This article provides a good overview and comparison of project maturity models.
Brookes, N. J., Butler, M., Dey, P., & Clark, R. (2014). The use of maturity models in improving project management performance: An empirical investigation. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 7(2), 231–246.
This article reviews various project management maturity models and the use of maturity models in improving project management performance.
Grant, K. P., & Pennypacker, J. S. (2006). Project management maturity: An assessment of project management capabilities among and between selected industries. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 53(1), 59–68.
The article compares various project management maturity models used in various industries.
Maier, A. M., Moultrie, J., & Clarkson, P. J. (2012). Assessing organizational capabilities: Reviewing and guiding the development of maturity grids. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 59(1), 138–159.
This article uses a maturity grid process to assess organizational project management capability models.
Crawford, J. (2006). The project management maturity model. Information Systems Management, 23(4), 50–58.
This article describes a five-level project management maturity model for assessing an organization’s project management capability.