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P3M3® Diagnostic Assessment

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Timescale:

There will be a one-month lead time to set up the assessment, followed by a further four weeks to undertake the assessment itself.

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A P3M3 assessment analyses a number of perspectives that are valuable to understanding organisational performance
It is not a process assessment, it is looking at the balance between people, process, information and tools.

  • Level 1 - Awareness of process
  • Level 2 - Repeatable delivery
  • Level 3 - Consistent delivery
  • Level 4 - Managed delivery
  • Level 5 - Optimised delivery

 

Service Overview:

P3M3 (Project, Programme, Portfolio, Management Maturity Method) is the global standard for assessing the maturity and performance of an organisation's programme and project delivery. It is a model that enables the assessment of an organisation's portfolio, programme and project management capability.

This is our main maturity assessment product using P3M3 which has been developed in the UK by the Cabinet Office and is now administered by the APM Group and AXELOS.

This product offers a full detailed review of ONE model, an extensive evaluation of existing frameworks and their utilisation and value. It provides the detailed review that will prepare you for a certified assessment that provides the stamp of quality as a project or programme or portfolio management organisation. Multiple Diagnostic assessment can be commissioned to enable the review of multiple models.

Services Provided:

  • Analysis of one of the P3M3 models
  • Planning and data collection and analysis
  • Detailed desk review of current processes and procedures
  • Interviews with key individuals, strategic managers and delivery team
  • Unlimited online survey
  • Analysis and improvement planning workshop 
  • Presentation of results to key stakeholders

Outputs:

  • Maturity assessment rating for the model
  • Analysis of online survey data and presentation of diagnostic information
  • An attribute level assessment that highlights key strengths and weaknesses to enable improvement planning
  • Organisational landscape analysis
  • Comparison to our database of over 500 assessments using multiple criteria
  • Detailed improvement plan of recommended outcomes and how they can be achieved

Benefits of a Maturity Assessment:

P3M3 assists organisations in identifying areas where:

  • savings can be made
  • duplication of effort could be avoided
  • improved consistency across the organisation can be achieved
  • targeting improvement investments
  • failure and reactive costs could be reduced
  • management control could be improved
  • maintaining the strategic integrity of projects

Why have a P3M3 assessment?

  • provides a benchmark against a standard, not other organisations
  • helps decide what level of capability you need in order to achieve the organisational vision
  • focuses on the organisation maturity not individual people, projects, or programmes which will increase the likelihood of success and avoid waste from unnecessary interventions, poorly delivered projects or delivering the wrong projects.
  • Provides an objective assessment of strengths and weaknesses of the organisation along the maturity path, so even if objectives are not met, the positive progress towards them is still acknowledged as achievements and reflects the value from investments.
  • Justifies further investment in programme and project management infrastructure as measurable improvements can provide evidence of return on investment and help prioritise in corporate spending rounds
  • Enables plans for continual progression which can be developed, implemented and monitored based on the attributes within the model, with targeted improvement areas that provide quick wins and maximise return on investment
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