Project Methodology Maturity

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 3

Introduction 4

Project Plan 5

  Overview 5
  Objectives and key success criteria 6
  General approach 7
  Contractual aspects 8
  Schedule 9
  Costs 10
  Personnel requirements 11
  Risk Management 11
  Lessons Learned 14

Conclusion 14

References 15

Appendix A 16

Appendix B 17

Executive Summary

This document presents a report of an outline project plan for how Energy Tomorrow can reach Level 3 - Singular methodology project maturity within two years.

It follows the feasibility review dated 1 September 2008 of moving Energy Tomorrow’s maturity from Level 1 – Common language to Level 3 using Dr Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Maturity Model – Kerzner (PMMM – Kerzner) (Kerzner 2001).

A similar successful maturity project was recently completed for Country Energy using PMMM-Kerzner.   The model provides an assessment framework that enables Energy Tomorrow to compare its project delivery with best practice or against competitors, ultimately defining a structured route to improvement.

The plan considers project activities required for maturity progression notably: objectives, schedule, general approach, contractual aspects, costs and risks.   Internal and external personnel requirements and their skills set have been listed.

Some risks identified include “lack of executive support” and “staff resistance.” Risk mitigation includes “well structured plan - identify tangible and intangible benefits” and “high quality communications strategies”.

Lessons Learned recognizes project documentation counts as well as documentation of knowledge gained.   Lessons learned will be captured from the beginning using designated forms.   The final documentation will assist on present and future projects on what worked well, not so well and how to mitigate or execute certain tasks or activities based on past experience.


This report will describe an outline project plan on how Energy...