January 20, 2004 Holiday Inn Monroe
Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-20012004
Program Title: "Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06 
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Penny Lewis opens the joint meeting. 
Steve Fahrenkrog, PMI Standards Program Manager

Using PMI’s new Organizational Project Management Maturity Model, your organization can align its strategic goals to the successful completion of projects and understand its organizational project management maturity.  Just as individuals benefit from achieving personal maturity, so can organizations.  The Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) provides a foundation of knowledge about organizational project management and organizational project management maturity.  It assists organizations in assessing and understanding the state of their current organizational project management maturity, and, if they choose, can help them plan an improvement path to become more mature.  OPM3 is designed to be easy to understand and use, as well as to be scalable, flexible, and customizable, in order to accommodate the wide range of individual needs and objectives of organizations of varying types and sizes. 

Steven L. Fahrenkrog is the PMI Standards Program Manager, guiding and facilitating the development of PMI Standards by volunteer project teams. Prior to joining the PMI Headquarters Staff in July 2000, Steve had a 30-year career in the US Navy, as a helicopter pilot and Acquisition Professional.  While the PMI Standards Program Manager, Steve has guided the successful development and publishing of the PMBOK® Guide – 2000 Edition, the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures, the Government Extension to the PMBOK® Guide, and the Project Manager Competency Development Framework.  Under Steve’s leadership, PMI has nine standards under development or being updated..

Steve's view graphs can be downloaded.

In the meantime, a 21M version of the presentation can be downloaded from (make sure you are on a high speed connection and have sufficient disk space to save the document):

Adam Lipman and Penny Lewis present an award to Steven. 
Jim Snyder presents an award to Penny Lewis for her contributions to the PMI Education Foundation. 

Member of the Deleware Valley and NJ Chapters,  (left to right:  John Bufe, Mary Devon-O'Brien, Penny Lewis, x, Steven Fahrenkrog, and Jim Snyder)

Updated: 09Jun09