Chapter 7. Maturity Takes Time

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines maturity as "having reached full natural growth or development; having reached a desired or final condition of, relating to, or characteristic of full development, either mental or physical." Based on this definition, it is safe to say that organizations have the ability to mature in terms of their knowledge, skills, and capability as time progresses. In the process of maturing, organizations and individuals either gain or lose ground, but they never stand still. Determining the level of project management maturity is a topic that has created a great deal of interest in the business world in recent years. A number of project management maturity models ...

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