Measuring project management maturity in NSW local government

Austin Morris, Sara Wilkinson, Chivonne Algeo, Damian Candusso

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearch

    Abstract

    Local government (councils) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, are responsible for the management and delivery of numerous projects that can be in various fields such as information technology, engineering, planning in addition to many others. Council budgets for capital works can vary from less than $2 million in smaller councils to over $100 million in city councils. Noting the importance of project delivery in the public sector, specifically local government, and the differences in operation of each individual council, it is no surprise that each council adopts its own project management methodology, if at all. By identifying, analysing and investigating the nature of project management in local government in Australia and internationally, a framework can be developed for use by local government authorities in NSW. Prior to developing the framework, the existing project management maturity of local government organisations must be determined. This is done using a project management maturity model. By comparing existing models, a suitable project management model can be chosen specifically for NSW local government. Once the existing project management maturity level is known, local government organisations can improve their maturity level, which has been shown to improve project success.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRICS COBRA 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781783211609
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventThe Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 20 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceThe Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
    CountryCanada
    CityToronto
    Period20/09/1622/09/16

    Keywords

    • project management
    • project maturity
    • project success
    • local government
    • New South Wales
    • Australia

    Cite this

    Morris, A., Wilkinson, S., Algeo, C., & Candusso, D. (2016). Measuring project management maturity in NSW local government. In RICS COBRA 2016: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
    Morris, Austin ; Wilkinson, Sara ; Algeo, Chivonne ; Candusso, Damian. / Measuring project management maturity in NSW local government. RICS COBRA 2016: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. London : Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2016.
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    Morris, A, Wilkinson, S, Algeo, C & Candusso, D 2016, Measuring project management maturity in NSW local government. in RICS COBRA 2016: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Toronto, Canada, 20/09/16.

    Measuring project management maturity in NSW local government. / Morris, Austin ; Wilkinson, Sara; Algeo, Chivonne; Candusso, Damian.

    RICS COBRA 2016: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. London : Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2016.

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