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Project Management by Lewis R. Ireland, David L. Cleland

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CHAPTER 12PROJECT MANAGEMENT MATURITY

“It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.”

PUBLILIUS SYRUS, CIRCA 42 B.C.

12.1 INTRODUCTION

The project management discipline continues to ripen in its progression as a building block in general management theory and practice. Theorists and practitioners in the field have offered various project management maturity models. These models are preliminary—but show promise of becoming an effective means of describing where project management has been and where it is today, and give insight into where it is likely to go in the future.

In this chapter, a total organizational capability maturity model is presented. Then, instructions are provided for how to assess contemporary project management maturity. ...

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