What is the Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM)?

Posted on 16 Aug 2012

The Project Management Maturity Model (PMMMSM) is a formal tool developed by PM Solutions and used to measure an organization's project management maturity. Once the initial level of maturity and areas for improvement are identified, the PMMM provides a roadmap, outlining the necessary steps to take toward project management maturity advancement and performance improvement.

First published in book form in 2002 and released in its second edition in 2007, the PMMM provides a logical path for progressive development and a strategic plan for advancing project management improvement within the organization. The PMMM follows the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model's (CMM®) five evolutionary maturity levels, and examines maturity development across ten knowledge areas in the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The PMMM integrates both industry-leading standards for project and process management, the PMBOK® Guide and CMM, respectively, to provide a comprehensive, straightforward, and easy-to-follow plan for advancing organizational project management maturity.

Figure 1: PM Solutions' Project Management Maturity Model structure. The model has been updated to reflect the PMBOK® Guide, 5th edition.

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