Organizational Project Management Maturity

The Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™


The Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™ (The 7Es™) is our approach for building and sustaining the organizational system for managing projects. The Organizational Project Management (OPM) System would help organizations enhance their project performance and work toward becoming a true center of excellence. The model blends our work with leading professional associations and thought leaders in project management.

The SUKAD OPM approach consists of seven elements: the fundamental elements, the differentiating elements, and the strategic element. Items 1, 2, and 4 are parts of CAMMP™, and we cover them extensively in the Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile book.


The fundamental elements are:

  1. 1D, Project Life Cycle: This element refers to the first dimension of the CAMMP™ Model, a project life cycle.
  2. 2D, Processes, and Functions: This is the second dimension of CAMMP™, with the processes, process steps, and functions, which we modified from ISO 21500 and the PMBOK®Guide.
  3. Tools and Technology: This is not unique to CAMMP™; instead, it covers any software or tools that might exist or be internally developed.

The differentiating elements (the circles) are:

  1. 3D, Advanced Topics: These are topics listed as the third dimension of CAMMP™ and deal with subjects such as competence, sustainability, best practices, and project success, which we believe are a must for advancing the field of project management.
  2. Leadership and Professional Development: There are numerous resources and books on project management, leadership, and professional development. SUKAD Professional Services offers clients these services.
  3. Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning: This element covers the corporate knowledge base, lessons learned, tools, and approaches for sharing knowledge, among other actions and components.

The strategic element (the outer circle) is:

  1. Strategic and Organizational Aspects: This element is about the proper organizational aspects such as project governance, portfolio management, and strategic planning.

SUKAD has developed a consultancy approach to help organizations establish and sustain their organizational project management systems. The SUKAD approach utilizes an extended program approach.