PMI's Organization Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) is not without controversy, and things are heating up more than ever. Some tout it's ability to help organizations navigate a growth path and others claim it's too focused on academia and doesn't hit on real world issues facing project managers.
Here are a few recent articles that show the good and the bad ---- all you need to know to decide if OPM3 is for you.
First, this month, AllPM is highlighting articles on OPM3, including the following:
The Essence of OPM3
The Business Value of Maturity Assessment
OPM3 and your 'C' Level
Comparing CMMI and OPM3
For another perspective, there's a very insightful critique of OPM3 on Projects@Work:
Of course, we need to keep in mind that it's the first iteration, and will evolve over time. I do know that there are major improvements in store for the next release. It'll be interesting to weigh in after the product matures. Meanwhile, it's a tool, and, like any other, can easily be misapplied or overused.