Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

The relationship between OPM3 and Project Performance: A multiple case study

Ilércio Bento
Ilércio Bento ISEG – University of Lisbon Portugal
Jorge Gomes
ISEG – University of Lisbon Portugal
Mário Romão
ISEG – University of Lisbon Portugal


The objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of Organisational Project Management Maturity (OPM3) on the Project Performance (PP). PP performed by the organisations was assessed, based on interviews to project managers. Currently, litlle evidence is found in the academic literature regarding the impacts of the Maturity Models (MM) on the PP. The results show that OPM3 provided a positive contribution to PP. Some of the interviewees stated that the adoption of OPM3 brought improvements at process level, which made it possible to define in a more appropriate way, the scope, schedule, costs, and stakeholder's communications.

Keywords: Project Performance, Project Management, Maturity Models, OPM3.



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