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Is the OPM3 a standard or methodology?

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In Project Management, is the OPM3 a standard or a methodology? If it's a standard, then who created it? And if it's a methodology, then which mainstream PM methodology is it similar to? (for example, is it similar to Agile, Waterfall, etc...)?
asked 10 years ago by g_siahdoosti (120 points) edited 10 years ago by MaplePM

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OPM3 - Organizational Project Management Maturity Model - is a standard created by the Project Management Institute through its normal standards development process.  A project is chartered, led by a volunteer project manager who organizes inputs from hundreds of volunteer project managers world wide.

At least in loose terms, OPM3 may be considered a methodology, as it has a method to follow to increase project management maturity.  The method involves surveying employees, using the OPM3 database to determine where your company stands in comparison to similar companies, and the output of the process is an actionable list of things to consider as next steps in increasing project management maturity.
answered 10 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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