Integrated Project/Program Management (IP2M) Maturity and Environment Total Risk Rating (METRR)
The primary goal of this research project has been to design and produce an evaluation system that can be used to assess the maturity and environment of integrated project/program management (IP2M) systems that use Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS). The developed tool assesses a spectrum of EVMS maturity attributes centered around the EIA-748 EVMS Guidelines, while also referencing the Project Management Institute’s American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for EVM (2019) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 21508:2018 guidance. It also takes a novel approach by assessing the environment within which these systems are employed by integrated project teams. By using the IP2M METRR (pronounced “IP2M meter”) to assess both the maturity and environment of an EVMS, along with other associated project/program management systems, project leaders and practitioners can understand the efficacy of that system in support of integrated project/program management. The assessment considers multiple maturity attributes and environment factors, leading to a consistent, effective, and reliable method of evaluation on a variety of projects and programs. The ultimate goal of performing this assessment is to assure project/program participants are working with accurate, timely, and reliable information to manage their work, leading to successful project/program performance. It also helps identify opportunities for improvement.
The IP2M METRR is a novel assessment mechanism developed as part of a DOE-sponsored Joint Research Study led by ASU and representing 19 government, industry, and academic organizations. The research team members are 41 individuals who have diverse backgrounds including owners, contractors, consultants, academia, and so forth. This site documents the extensive research that was conducted to establish IP2M METRR. A listing of the research team members is provided in publications provided as part of this website.
Publications of the research are provided here.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded Research Project: DOEPM.400211.TS-003.ASU