Project maturity assessment

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  • 1. Project maturity assessment - a top law firmThe client believed that it was not working optimally in identifying and managing projects.The business approached IT and operational resources for new systems and new procedureswithout first getting authorisation from senior managers. IT and operations would attemptto comply with all requests but there was no real plan of who was doing what as workloadswere driven directly from the business without management guidance. In some casesindividuals were working on several projects for the business that their line manager was notaware of.Clearly this was a structural issue about who had the power to authorise projects and howthese projects were to be planned and resourced. While there were suggestions as to howto improve the situation, no consensus on which improvements would be most worthwhilehad been reached.To help the client identify and prioritise improvements to their project approach Mavencarried out a project maturity assessment, comparing their existing current capability forproject management with UK best practice including alignment to strategic objectives andorganisational governance. We produced a report and recommendations that identifiedwhat positive outcome would be reached by replacing the existing project managementapproach with best practice standards.This has given the client a roadmap of project management improvements that we believecan be implemented within a short timescale. The Executive Team are now much clearerabout what changes to authorise and what the likely results will be.Copyright © Maven Training Ltd 2011www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161