Longitudinal analysis of project management maturity
a critical engagement
Assessing an organization's capabilities helps organizations understand how it compares with its competitors and those organizations ranked as best in class. Despite the importance of using assessments to understand competence, only a few studies look objectively at the current state of assessing project management maturity. Thus, organizations lack the information needed to identify key drivers of improvement. This paper identifies the core dimensions that assessment frameworks must address. In doing to, it reviews the field's literature on assessing organizational activities, listing five requirements for assessing organizations and defining the differences between audits and assessments; it discusses the role of maturity models and the lack of evidence supporting the use of project management maturity models.