Assessment of the Relationship between Project Management Maturity and Project Management Success: The Case of Initiative Africa

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Addis Ababa University


The relationship between project management maturity and project success has been examined by various researchers. This research could also be added to that collection. The study set out to unearth the relationship between project management maturity and project success, by defining both on the basis of time, cost and quality, and taking Initiative Africa, a local NGO, as the case study. Both primary and secondary data were used. Primary data was collected mainly through the use of questionnaire, which was an adaptation of an online survey published by The questionnaire was a self-assessment tool for the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) developed by the Project Management Institute. In addition, annual reports of IA were scrutinized to compliment the responses of respondents (IA staff). The maturity levels discovered in the areas of time, cost and quality were correlated to the respondents rating of their organization’s project management success using Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient. The results from the study show that there is a positive relationship between time, cost and quality management maturity levels and project management success. Furthermore, quality management maturity was found to be the only one with significant relationship with project management success



Project, Project Management, Project Management Success