Tuesday 26 April 2022

5 levels of enterprise project management maturity


Level 1 - Ad hoc (Not Regulated). 

Lack of formalized, consistent project execution processes. Key features:

  • A lot of incomplete, informal approaches - each project is executed in its own way, largely dependent on the project manager
  • Unpredictable project results
  • Weak organizational support for project management
  • Lessons learned are not documented or transferred to other projects


Level 2 - Foundation (foundation). 

A unified approach to the implementation of projects has been adopted. Key features:

  • Senior management support to the project manager
  • Repeatable processes apply to basic project management steps
  • Project results are more predictable
  • Common tools and techniques are used for key project management processes


Level 3 - Managed. 

Consistent, comprehensive approach to project execution. Key features:

  • High level of support to the project manager from senior management
  • The organization is able to effectively plan, manage and combine individual projects
  • Previous project management experience is maintained and used
  • Team members and project managers are trained in project management techniques
  • Consistent use of tools and techniques for project management processes


According to the OPM3 standard, the program is understood as a set of interrelated projects, the holistic management of which gives a greater effect in comparison with independent management. Whereas a portfolio can be called a set of projects united by any criterion.

Level 4 - Integrated. 


Project portfolio management is embedded in the organization's business planning process. Key features:

Senior management actively supports the integration of business planning with project management
The organization is able to effectively plan and manage the entire set of projects
The database of previous projects is maintained and actively used

Level 5 - Optimization. 

A project-focused organization with an approach to continuous improvement of project management methodology and technology. Key features:

  • Infrastructure Enhancements
  • Project management actively encouraged
  • Flexible, project-focused organizational structure
  • Career Program for Project Managers

Project management training is a key component in the development of the company's personnel.
Tasks of the project office

  • Training of the company's personnel (1st level)
  • Development of project management methodology (1st level)
  • Project Management IS Administration (Level 2)
  • Accumulation and storage of information about projects (2nd level)
  • Project Portfolio Management (Level 3)
  • Resource Management (Level 3)
  • Strategic alignment of projects (3rd level)
  • Development and improvement of corporate norms and standards (4th level)
  • Hr Competency Management (Level 5)

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