The Five Levels Of Project Management Maturity Model
In project management, the creation, implementation, and standardization of processes greatly impacts the potential success, or failure, of the project (Crawford, 2006). In order to better understand and guide common practices, project managers turn to the Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM) as a methodology for formulating well structured decision-making processes and strategies (Kerzner, 2013). Project maturity is gaged in steps through the criteria of specific goals, project scope, strategies, resource capabilities, and project needs (Crawford, 2006). In completion, PMMM is organized into five levels, Common Language, Common Processes, Singular Methodology, Benchmarking, as well as, Continuous Improvement (Kerzner, 2013).
The Five Levels of Project Maturity
In order to gauge project maturity, one must first be familiar with the five levels of PMMM (i.e., Common Language, Common Processes, Singular Methodology, Benchmarking, as well as, Continuous Improvement) (Kerzner, 2013). As the first level of PMMM, Common language is when an organization first realizes a need for project management, and standardization of industry jargon/language (Kerzner Project Management Maturity Model Online Assessment, …show more content…
Before ADC becomes overwhelmed with projects the firm is currently unprepared to handle, there are specific steps the company must follow in order to successfully transition into the Singular Methodology level (level three) of project maturity. First, ADC must decipher which aspects of the previously utilized processes proved to be most beneficial for the firm (Crawford, 2006). Next, the established common processes which are ideal for future use must be integrate into a standardized methodology (Crawford, 2006). Third, the centralized methodology, as well as all common tools and common approaches, must be implemented accrues the entirety of the organization (Crawford,