17Oct2012
April 15, 2003 Pines Manor
Planning and Conducting an Effective PM Maturity Assessment

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-15042003 
Program Title: "Planning and Conducting an Effective PM Maturity Assessment" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06 
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Howland Blackiston,  IIL
Once you've decided that a PM Maturity Assessment is right for your organization, you'll be faced with the somewhat daunting realization that now you've got to actually plan, organize, and implement the assessment. Where do you start? And how do you turn all that assessment data into a meaningful action plan? In this exciting presentation, Mr. Blackiston provided some helpful guidelines and checklists focusing on the following: 
  • Why conduct an assessment? 
  • Ways to avoid cultural resistance 
  • Picking a maturity model that's best for your organization 
  • Developing an effective communications plan 
  • Customizing a model to create the right fit 
  • Maturity models: how do they compare? 
  • Establishing responsibility for the assessment 
  • Choosing an appropriate delivery method 
  • Turning the results into an action plan 
  • Deciding who should participate 
  • Keeping top management informed 
  • Developing a remedial training curriculum 
  • Benchmarking your results to others 
  • Doing it again… 
Prior to joining IIL Mr. Blackiston was co-founder and President (for 20 years) of Juran Institute, Inc. (pioneers in quality management.) Howland has published numerous papers and has been the featured speaker at hundreds of events and broadcasts all around the world.  He is the creator and executive producer of more than 150 multimedia-training programs.  Collectively these publications have been translated into 16 languages and have been utilized by thousands of organizations in over 40 countries.

Howard's abstract and view graphs can be downloaded.

Penny Lewis presents an award to Howard. 

Updated: 09Jun09