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Project Management Maturity Models: Literature Review and New Developments

Elisa Fabbro, Stefano Tonchia


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the different Project Management Maturity Models (PMMM) and give suggestions on how to select or develop a model to assess the Project Management Maturity of an organization. While it seems consolidated to classify PMMM into 5 levels, it would be useful to evaluate separately as “determinants of maturity”: a. the individuals (project managers and team members), b. the projects and how they are managed (with extension to portfolio and programs too), and c. the organization as a whole and its capacity to deploy and apply Project Management. This paper is the most recent, complete review on PMMM.


Maturity Models; PMMM; Project Management; Organizational Project Management Maturity; Project Management Maturity Models; PM Capability; Project Portfolio


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