Topics included in Methodologies & Maturity Models:
- Useful external web-links
Other related sections of the PMKI:
- For more on project/program selection and prioritisation
see Portfolio Management.
Temporary Subject List - this page is being rebuilt:
Methodologies & Maturity Models: Including:
OPM3, CMMI, PRINCE2 and MSP, Lean, Agile, PMBOK based and
other methodologies and industry related references:
& OPAs. Enterprise Environment
Factors and Organizational Process Assets are the
overarching framework every project and program has to
Processes -v- People. Options for
balancing organisational agility with processes to obtain
the benefits of both.
Methodologies. Methodologies define a
step-by-step series of processes for delivering projects or
any other business outcome and define who, what, how and
when things should be done.
Why the PMBOK is not a Methodology.
The PMBOK® Guide is a guide to generally accepted good
practice; a methodology defines what should be done by who,
when and how.
- Art: Is
good project management software enough? Maximizing
the ROI on investments in PPP software.
- DP: PRINCE2®, the PMBOK® Guide and ISO 21500.
AXELOS White Paper outlines similarities and
differences these three standards and best practices.
The value of Standard Operating Procedures.
Well designed SOPs and workflows allow 'bounded initiative'
to be used as an 'agile' management approach.
Process Improvement. Using 'light' and
'lean' concepts to remove inefficiencies and reap the
benefits of effective processes.
- Blg: Self Correcting Processes. Designing
efficient processes so that their use is almost
- DP: Thoughts on Agile. Agile is a soft
product development methodology that requires an adaptive
approach to project management.
- PP: Modelling
Your Maturity, P3M3, CMMI and/or OPM3. These three
well defined ‘maturity models’ are internationally
available, which is the most appropriate to use?
- PP: OPM3
Reference Papers. These papers describes OPM3's
construct, its components, its architecture, and the basic
concept of its operation at the organizational level.
- PP: A
Maturity Model That's Right and Ready: OPM3 - Past,
Present & Future. An overview of the
Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)
developed by PMI.
Process Assets (OPAs) are the artifacts and
information the organisation has acquired that you
may, or should, use to assist in the successfully
deliver the project. The differences between OPAs
and Enterprise Environment Factors (EEFs) are
discussed in WP 1026.
One of the key OPAs should be an effective set of
processes incorproated into a methodology. WP1046 discusses
process improvement, methodologies are discussed
Organisational Project Management Maturity Model® (OPM3®)
OPM3 was developed by an international team of PMI
volunteers that included Mosaic's Director of Training, Lynda
Bourne. Some of the key benefits of using OPM3 include:
- OPM3 helps your organization identify and deliver the
right projects to advance its strategy.
- With OPM3, you will use organisational inputs to align
projects across operations and select only the projects that
will deliver business results.
- Improved project performance and return on investment with
OPM3. OPM3 isolates process improvements while forcing
organizations to consider external pressures increasing
operational and organizational efficiency.
- Experience a shift in thinking that will position your
organization for immediate gains and long-term success. OPM3
helps your organization align its strategy with the projects
that sustain business success.
- Through a comprehensive collection of best practices, OPM3
guides your organization on when to stay the course and when
to change direction.
- OPM3 mitigates operating costs by keeping projects aligned
to business strategy.
- Scalable by both size and maturity, OPM3’s diagnostic
capabilities can guide any organization to improved
OPM3 offers the key to organizational project management
maturity with three interlocking elements:
The KNOWLEDGE element lets organizations uncover hundreds of
Best Practices and shows them how to use the information
available in OPM3.
The ASSESSMENT element is an interactive database tool that
lets organizations evaluate their current situation and
identify their areas in need of improvement should an
organization decided to embark on the path to higher maturity.
The IMPROVEMENT element will help map out the steps needed to
achieve their goals.
Useful external web-links