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A model for assesing project management maturity level of architectural design offices (ARCH-PMM)
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The aim of this dissertation is to develop a model to assess .The Project Management Maturity Level of an Architectural Design Office. (Arch-PMM). The purpose of ARCH-PMM is to develop an environment for productive and efficient design conditions. By increasing the levels of ARCH-PMM, architectural design office will create opportunity to focus on its concerns for high quality architectural design process. To determine whether Arch-PMM assessment methodology is working properly, a semi structured survey is conducted with selected architectural design offices. This study is the first attempt that focuses on architectural design offices. PM practices and processes. A 5 leveled PM Maturity Model is developed to assess architectural design offices. current PM Maturity level. Maturity levels are assessed vis a semi-structured survey. 71 Members of the Association of Turkish Independent Architects (ATIA)participated to semi-structured survey to validate the model. A list of demographical questions was asked to draw the demographical picture of the architectural design offices. Both, maturity levels and demographical data are analyzed. The results of the assessment provide the necessary information for the architects to improve their PM processes and activities. Project Integration Management was highly mature among the other function areas and it.s followed by Project Scope Management. The least matured function area was the Project Risk Management. High correlation values between the number of staff and all PM function areas are also observed. Yearly income level and overall maturity level of the architectural design offices are found to be related at correlation high levels (r.0.73). The well defined structure of architectural design process seems to support project management culture and have potentials of high project management maturity levels.