Project management maturity: some results from Indonesia

Bay, Achmad F. & Skitmore, Martin (2006) Project management maturity: some results from Indonesia. Journal of Building and Construction Management, 10, pp. 1-5.


This paper presents the results of a pilot survey aimed at ascertaining the level of project management maturity in Indonesian companies. Kerzner’s Level 2 assessment tool was used, which basically assesses maturity levels throughout the various phases of an organization’s project management life cycle (ie., its embryonic phases, executive management acceptance phases, line management support, growth phases and maturity phases). This is applied to benchmark 70 respondents working in 6 different types of organizations in Indonesia.

Differences in current and expected future maturity levels were found in the responses of project managers employed by different types of organisations, with Financial Institutions, Consultants and Manufacturers having already reached maturity, while all are expected to reach maturity in the future.. Unexpectedly, no significant differences were found between the results for the various stages of the project life cycle.

Overall, the results confirm that project management methodologies have not yet been used most effectively in Indonesia. Although they show a reasonable level to have been achieved already, there is still quite a lot to do in order to achieve perceived potential. However, with over 85% of respondents believing that implementing project management methods is important or very important, this may be just a matter of time to realise.

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ID Code: 9413
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information:
Keywords: Project management, Effectiveness, Maturity models, Indonesia
ISSN: 1024-9540
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 14 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:20

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