What is P3M3®?

P3M3® is a maturity model for project management and provides a framework within which organizations can assess their current performance and plan for improvement when managing and delivering change. P3M3 provides three maturity models that can be used separately to focus on specific areas of the business or more generally to help organizations assess the relationship between their portfolios, programmes and projects.


The P3M3® maturity model sub-models are:

  • Portfolio Management (PfM3) 

  • Programme Management (PgM3) 

  • Project Management (PjM3)

P3M3® allows an assessment of the process employed, the competencies of people, the tools deployed and the management information used to manage and deliver improvements.  This allows organizations to determine their strengths and weaknesses in delivering change. There are no interdependencies between the models so an assessment may be against one, two or all of the sub-models. It is possible for an organization to be better at programme management than it is at project management.


There are currently two different ways of assessing your organization - self-assessment and full assessment, conducted by an AXELOS Consulting Partner (ACP).

The self-assessment is aimed at organizations that want a light touch or wish to undertake the assessment for themselves.

The full assessment is to support organizations that want or need an independent assessment that is evidence based.


KMA Partners offer P3M3® consultancy for those organisations to want to access their maturity model that measures an organization’s performance with regards to its Portfolio, Programme and Project Management practices.


These practices are assessed in line with global best practices provided by AXELOS.


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KMA Partners has over 20 years experience in global strategy and transformation change, as a consulting organisation we specialise in strategic formulation through portfolio, programme, project and risk management. We also provide specialist advisory and development services in disciplines such as, business analysis and change management, to support implementation and delivery for your organisation. This can involve expert guidance and support, or a more hands-on outsourced approach. We have a wealth of knowledge and business experience across a wide range of sectors which will enhance your business’ growth.

We have assisted large and small organisations in both public and private sector with the implementation of transformational change and development of enterprise resource planning management systems, in support of pre-identified business objectives.

We are committed to delivering a service of the highest quality to improve portfolio, programme, project and change management. Our consultants are dedicated to ensuring that strategic thinking is thoroughly embedded in new ways of working practices, processes and organisational structures. Our belief is the emphasis on the transfer of knowledge and skills through practical application of theory, management awareness and staff development. Our goal is to ensure full organisational ownership of and commitment to any future processes and policies through P3M3® principles.

​We are able to offer the following services, under P3M3®

  • Certification assessment – a full assessment that allows organizations to display their maturity  assessment level through the formal award which is delivered by our P3M3® Consultants

  • Diagnostic assessment – a full assessment that provides the capability for an organization to understand the  root cause analysis of the organization’s performance which is delivered by our P3M3® Consultants

We also offer:

  • Training throughout the UK and can support with your training requirements worldwide.

  • All our trainers are accredited through British Computer Society, APMG and Axelos® and we offer a  wide range of courses from Portfolio Management to Scrum







The Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3®) provides a framework for organizations to assess and benchmark their current performance and effectively develop plans for improvement

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