New Series of Articles on Maturity in Project Management by Archibald and Prado to appear in PM World Journal


Global experts Russell Archibald and Darci Prado to share research results and knowledge about project management maturity in organizations

11 January 2014 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced the publication of a new series of articles on the topic of Maturity in Project Management.  Authored by Darci Prado and Russell Archibald, two well-known and globally-respected project management authorities, the articles will appear monthly in the PMWJ during 2014.  Their first article titled “Introduction to Maturity in Project Management” appeared in the January edition.  To read it, click here.

According to David Pells, PMWJ Managing Editor, “We are happy to launch this new series of articles on project management maturity, an increasingly important topic for both organizations and project executives around the world.  Russ and Darci are experts on this topic, have conducted significant research among organizations in Brazil and elsewhere, and have significant information to share.”

According to Archibald and Prado in their first article: “Hundreds of ‘Project Management Maturity Models’ have been developed and used in the past two decades with the objective of measuring the level of project management maturity within all types of enterprises and for most of the many categories of projects. These models range from simple to very complex. The most widely used of these models have been developed primarily for large, complex organizations, and these have become excellent sources of business for specialized consultants.”

In their first article, they explain terms and concepts, describe some of the leading project management maturity models, and introduce their own experiences and research results. Their second article titled “The Importance of Knowing Your Project, Program and Portfolio Management Maturity: PPPMM” will appear in the February PMWJ.

pmwj18-jan2014-archibald-PHOTO PRADODarci Prado is a consultant and partner of INDG in Brazil. He is an engineer, with graduate studies in Economical Engineering at UCMG and PhD in Project Management from UNICAMP, Brazil. He has worked for IBM for 25 years and with UFMG Engineering School for 32 years. He holds the IPMA Level B Certification. He was one of the founders of Minas Gerais State and Parana State PMI chapters.

Darci was member of Board Directors of Minas Gerais State PMI chapter during 1998-2002 and member of the Consulting Board during 2003-2009. He was also the president of IPMA Minas Gerais State chapter during 2006-2008. He is conducting a Project Management maturity research in Brazil, Italy, Spain and Portugal together with Russell Archibald. He is author of nine books on project management and is also author of a methodology, a software application, and a maturity model for project management.

russell d archibaldRussell D. Archibald: PhD (Hon) ESC-Lille (Fr), MSc (U of Texas) & BS (U of Missouri) Mechanical Engineering, PMP, Fellow PMI and Honorary Fellow APM/IPMA (member of the Board of IPMA/INTERNET 1974-83), held engineering and executive positions in aerospace, petroleum, telecommunications, and automotive industries in the USA, France, Mexico and Venezuela (1948-1982). Russ also had 9 years of active duty as a pilot officer with the U.S. Army Air Corps (1943-46) and as a Senior Pilot and Project Engineer with the U. S. Air Force (1951-58.)

Since 1982 he has consulted to companies, agencies and development banks in 16 countries on 4 continents, and has taught project management principles and practices to thousands of managers and specialists around the world. He is co-author (with Shane Archibald) of Leading and Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know About Project, Program, and Portfolio Management (2013); author of Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects (3rd Edition 2003), also published in Russian, Italian, and Chinese; other books (in English, Italian, Japanese, and Hungarian); and many papers on project management.

The PM World Journal is a global online publication produced by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.