Application of Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) to Construction in China: An Empirical Study

Abstract

Construction plays a major role in both economic and social development. However, one major problem in the construction industry is its high investment and large scale which is in sharp contrast with the low benefit and inferior management. As a result, project managers are seeking ways to improve the organizational management level in order to implement and control the construction projects efficiently. This paper analyses the feasibility and limitation of the organizational project management maturity model (OPM3) applied to large construction projects in China. The study includes an investigation into the maturity level concerning Shanghai Pudong International Airport construction project. The results show that OPM3 evaluates the maturity level and also proposes some key points to improve the management level. Therefore, the conclusion is that OPM3 can be applied to project management in China, but not directly; some prerequisites including OPM3 guidance culture, model training and project management planning are expected to be realized first.

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@article{Guangshe2008ApplicationOO, title={Application of Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) to Construction in China: An Empirical Study}, author={Jia Guangshe and Cao Li and Chen Jianguo and Zhou Shuisen and Wang Jin}, journal={2008 International Conference on Information Management, Innovation Management and Industrial Engineering}, year={2008}, volume={2}, pages={56-62} }