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A continuous process to improve the project management information system should be part of the normal routine in the projects management cycle. Explain the steps an organization needs to take after locating its information process in level one of the Information Management Maturity Model, and seek to reach level five. (50 marks)

Introduction The Information Management Maturity Model (IMMM) describes the practices that make an information development organization successful. The five levels of the IMMM provide a model both to assess current organization and to set sights on process improvement. The IMMM gives a blueprint for change by capturing the characteristics of successful organizations that routinely meet or exceed customer expectations. Improving information management practices is a key focus for many organisations, across both the public and private sectors. This is being driven by a range of factors, including a need to improve the efficiency of business processes, the demands of compliance regulations and the desire to deliver new services. Every project has different information needs both in quality and in quantity. Every project requires different levels of technologies to satisfy its basic information management needs. These levels help define the technology required based on the information requirements of a project and the levels are as follows: 1. Level one is ad-hoc 2. Level two is rudimentary 3. Level three is organised and repeatable 4. Level 4 is managed and sustainable 5. Level 5 is optimising The steps an organization needs to take after locating its information process in level one of the Information Management Maturity Model and seek to reach level five are presented in Table 1 below. The table will describe each of five levels of the IMMM and how organizations can determine what level they are at and what is needed to move to the next higher level.

NYAYERA IRENE PMH166

1. A continuous process to improve the project management information system should be part of the normal routine in the projects management cycle. Explain the steps an organization needs to take after locating its information process in level one of the Information Management Maturity Model, and seek to reach level five. (50 marks)

Conclusion The Information Management Maturity Model allows companies to realistically assess the maturity of their current information, providing a clear roadmap for managing their evolution process without ripping the infrastructure apart. A proactive information management strategy can build and maintain a level of competitive advantage that is sustainable. That advantage has a positive impact where it is felt the strongest: on the bottom line. Nonetheless, we need to remind managers and staff that the measure of quality for information products that really counts is customer satisfaction and performance. If customers cannot find what they need nor use the information to reach their goals quickly and effectively, then the information products are not successful. No outsiders, no matter how experienced in information design, can tell you if the information you produce is excellent. Only customers can be the judges

NYAYERA IRENE PMH166

1. A continuous process to improve the project management information system should be part of the normal routine in the projects management cycle. Explain the steps an organization needs to take after locating its information process in level one of the Information Management Maturity Model, and seek to reach level five. (50 marks)

Bibliography

Bauer P ., Introducing a Capacity Management Maturity Model (2010), TeamQuest Hatcher D, Prentice B, The Evolution of Information Management, Business Intelligence Journal PMIZ class notes www.infomanagementcentre.com

NYAYERA IRENE PMH166