THE PMO MATURITY CUBE® Quick Reference Card

In one of my previous blogs I created the P2MM Quick Reference Card. This blog will focus on the PMO Maturity Cube focussing on the PMO itself.

 The PMO Maturity Cube, a Project Management Office Maturity Model was developed by Américo Pinto, Marcelo F. De Matheus Cota, and Dr. Ginger Levin.


  1. PMO maturity is a different concept of maturity
  2. A PMO may be seen as a service provider and has clients with specific needs
  3. The degree of maturity of a PMO results from the extent to which it is capable of generating value for its clients and for the organization as a whole
  4. The maturity of a PMO may be summed up as being the degree of sophistication it provides to each service for which it is responsible
  5. A PMO evolves its maturity in each approach independently, not from the operational to the strategic approach
  6. The better the PMO delivers its services, and only the ones related to the needed functions, the more the PMO is perceived delivering value to its clients and the organization.

Feedback from Américo Pinto, one of the authors of the model “As you know it is a contribution from the authors to the PMO community and we are very happy to know that now we have more than 350 organizations in 17 different countries using our model”.

As stated last time there are several project management maturity models. I came across some more and in future blogs I will show some more QRCs:

  • CO: Portfolio, Programme, Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3)
  • CO: PRINCE2 Maturity Model (P2MM), derived from P3M3
  • PMI: Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)
  • The PMO Maturity Cube
  • SEI: Capability Maturity Model (CMMi)
  • ITSMF: IT Service Management Capability Maturity Model (ITSM-CMM), aligned to ITIL
  • PPM Maturity Model (Gartner, Program and Portfolio Management Maturity Model) ranging from level 1 (reactive) to level 5 (effective innovation)
  • KPM3 (Kerzner Project Management Maturity Model, ranging from level 1 (common language) to level 5 (continuous improvement)
On their site ( you have the opportunity to perform a self-scan. It speaks for itself and is very easy to fill in. The model is also explained in attached article: PMOMaturityCubeEng
To download the QRC of The PMO Maturity Cube: PMO M Cube (QRC 130402) v1 0

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