What makes PMO-MI® fit-for-purpose?holistic?unique?

The PMO-MI® model offers a unique and comprehensive approach to evaluating PMO maturity and impact. Unlike models designed for other purposes, such as project type or general process-based assessments, our model is specifically tailored to recognize the characteristics of successful PMOs derived from empirical research. It introduces innovative concepts for measuring maturity and impact, not just for individual PMOs but also for multiple ones within an organization.

Our model is designed to encompass the broad characteristics of PMOs across various industries, types, and services delivered. This approach allows for effective benchmarking and comparison of PMOs. Built from the ground up, it provides a robust framework to accurately gauge PMO maturity and impact, offering a clear roadmap for enhanced organizational performance.

This principle-based model assesses services, structure, integration within the organization, and often-overlooked softer skills. This industry-independent model covers 24 service domains and addresses both explicit knowledge and near-tacit information. It introduces the novel concept of PMO domains to determine a PMO’s maximum potential benefits and current achievement level. Notably, the model prioritizes adaptability over repeatability, featuring specially designed scales for both single and multi-PMO assessments.

Features & Benefits

The PMO-MI® features a specialized design with comprehensive and extensive domain coverage, ensuring adaptability and evolution while incorporating tacit knowledge.

This principle-based approach provides an industry-agnostic model with adaptable capabilities, catering to the diverse needs of organizations and enhancing their readiness for the future.

It offers a comparative analysis grounded in empirical evidence, delivering measurable impact and benchmarking PMO practices against industry-leading standards.

The model integrates seamlessly with PPM models and is ITIL compatible, offering sustainability support and integration with digital transformation initiatives.

Featuring an integrated methodology, it ensures scalability with a continuous improvement mechanism and emphasizes stakeholder engagement.

It facilitates enhanced decision-making, increased efficiency, improved project success rates, strategic alignment, and a competitive advantage for organizations.

PMO-MI® embodies a tiered approach to assessment, providing a structured framework for evaluating PMO capabilities and performance across various levels.

PMO-MI® Tiers

Principles Embedded into the Maturity Model

Our approach to maturity assessment is grounded in principles that drive innovation, integration, output clarity, adaptability, transparency, efficiency, governance, and adherence to the MECE principle.


Our approach leverages cutting-edge research and innovative concepts, enhancing the model's applicability and value for both single and multi-PMO assessments.


The PMO-MI® model embodies the characteristics of a PMO, including adaptability and evolution, allowing it to grow and change with organizational needs.


Each element of the model seamlessly integrates within and across all tiers, ensuring a cohesive and comprehensive assessment.


We follow the Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive (MECE) approach, asking clear, non-repetitive questions that address unique aspects of the assessment.

Golden Thread

We ensure traceability from report findings to questions, the basis of those questions, and the elements of the PMO-MI® model.


The development process and explanation of the model are transparent and easily accessible, ensuring clarity and understanding for all stakeholders.


The model is designed to scale, accommodating the needs of both small and large organizations while maintaining effectiveness and accuracy in assessments.


All improvements to the PMO-MI® model are governed by strict controls, ensuring consistency and reliability.

Maturity Assessment Process

Problem/Motivation Identification

Begin by identifying the challenges or opportunities faced by the organization with its current PMO practices. Determine the motivation behind conducting a maturity assessment to ensure alignment with organizational goals.

Define Objectives

Clearly define the objectives of the maturity assessment, outlining what the organization aims to achieve. Objectives may include improving PMO services, enhancing project delivery effectiveness, optimizing resource allocation strategies, or enhancing the PMO's value proposition to stakeholders.

Baseline Establishment

Establish a baseline to serve as a reference point for future improvements. This involves assessing the current maturity level of the PMO across various dimensions such as strategic purpose, service domains, and value delivery.

Current State Assessment

With clear objectives and a baseline in place, proceed with the current state assessment. This step involves a detailed evaluation of every aspect of the PMO against a tailored maturity and impact model. Areas of assessment include strategic alignment, performance measurement across service domains, and stakeholder satisfaction.


Common Questions
for PMO-MI®

The PMO Maturity and Impact Model is a comprehensive framework developed by AIPMO to assess and enhance the maturity and impact of PMOs. It evaluates the effectiveness, efficiency, and alignment of PMO services with organizational goals, providing a strategic roadmap for continuous improvement and value delivery.

This model is designed for PMO directors, managers, consultants, and organizational leaders who aim to enhance PMO capabilities and align its services with broader business objectives. It is applicable across various industries and suitable for PMOs at any maturity stage.

"Organizations that apply the PMO Maturity and Impact Model can expect to:
• Identify strengths and areas for improvement within their PMO. • Align PMO strategies with business goals.
• Enhance project, program, and portfolio delivery to increase success rates.
• Foster a culture of continuous improvement.
• Clearly demonstrate the value of the PMO to stakeholders.

The PMO Maturity Assessment involves a thorough evaluation of your PMO's current practices and services across several domains, including decision making, culture, methods, and information. This assessment delivers a maturity score and provides a detailed roadmap for future progression.

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