Gartner Research

Harnessing the Power of People in the ITScore for PPM Maturity Model Context

Published: 07 April 2015

ID: G00274803

Analyst(s): Lars Mieritz

Summary

To promote the maturity of the program and portfolio management (PPM) function, project management office leaders must encourage growth along five dimensions: people, practices and processes, value and financial management, technology and relationships. This research looks at the people dimension.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

Overview of Maturity Levels or Phases

Level Descriptions

  • Level 1: Search for a hero. Encourage the process of maturity-level improvement by supporting and seeking out individuals who willingly take the lead on projects.
  • Level 2: Investment in resource capacity management and training in the discipline and practice of planning project management will set the stage for maturing the organization.
  • Level 3: You can drive maturity by establishing defined roles and career paths for project, program and portfolio managers.
  • Level 4: You can improve the effectiveness of resource management by establishing centers of competency and linking training to career development.
  • Level 5: You can encourage continuous improvement with enhanced concentration on individual development.

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