How mature is your organzation?
Do you need to care and does it matter?
Actually failure can to 85 % be attributed to the organization (some say 90 %). It all depends on the management, systems, procedures, processes, and standards in place if you will succeed with all or almost all projects.
A mature organization will succeed time and time again.
What do we mean by mature? When measuring organizational project management maturity the following are usually included:
- Are standards for projects, programs and portfolio management available? Have they been communicated and are they used?
- Is it possible to measure the processes?
- Are you in control?
- Do you have continuous improvement of the processes?
And not least that the organization has a structure for:
- Ensuring that all initiatives supports the strategies, goals and objectives
- Policies and guiding principles for portfolios, programs and projects.
- An active resource allocation.
- Sponsors who are able to fulfill the role
- Competence development both in the short and long range
- Measuring project success with a Project Success Index
OPM#(r) is one way to measure the organizational project management maturity. OPM3(r) is a standard developed by Project Management Institute (PMI). OPM3(r) has been established as a de facto standard for measuring OPM maturity. For more information on OPM3(r) please visit http://www.pmi.org/BusinessSolutions/Pages/OPM3.aspx
Or send a mail to Kjell Rodenstedt at opgport.com, who is a certified OPM3(r) assessor and consultant.
Published by Kjell Rodenstedt, 2010-03-01
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