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Measuring maturity

An organization's project management maturity is a key success indicator, but only if companies know how to gauge it. This article explores how organizations can take several steps to effectively measure maturity. It explains how organizations need to balance their efforts to increase project management maturity with the need of ROI. In addition, it identifies five steps for evaluating maturity. The article then looks at some of the pitfalls that can skew the results of a maturity assessment, particularly those that emerge from both conscious and unconscious efforts on the part of those involved to paint as positive a picture as possible. It also explains how employees believe a maturity assessment is audit-focused on compliance and dispels that myth. It then provides several tough questions that organizations may have to answer once the maturity assessment is completed. The article summarizes how keeping employees informed is an essential step after the assessment is completed. By explaining the value of mat
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