From the ground up
The onus of strengthening an organization's project management maturity isn't solely on executives. Project practitioners also have the responsibility to improve the organization's maturity. This article discusses how project practitioners can strengthen their organization's project management maturity. In doing so, it explains how project practitioners should understand their organization's project management goals and looks at how they should support the overall portfolio of financial objectives and client and stakeholder satisfaction levels. It identifies the three objectives project practitioners should keep in mind when reviewing project and program plans and details how the reviews should use key knowledge areas of industry standards, such as A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Then the article lists three ways project practitioners can improve organizational project management maturity: never stop learning, never stop teaching, and always be business-minded.