A full circle
Organizations can usually improve their capability to implement projects when they apply project management's best practices. However, to mature their project performance, they must establish a culture that not only values but also practices continuous improvement. This article discusses how project-oriented organizations can establish a performance review and benchmarking process that will enable them to mature their project management competencies. In doing so, it explains why performance reviews are necessary and identifies which factors project reviewers should examine when analyzing a project participant's performance, factors that can help organizations determine how they can best support their project-oriented employees and provide them with the learning opportunities they need to professionally thrive. It also describes how project managers can efficiently manage the project reporting process, looking at this process in relation to creating an enterprise-wide project management culture.