APPLICATION of PROJECT MANAGEMENT MATURITY MODEL for CONSTRUCTION
Construction company includes contractor desires to achieve maturity and excellence in project management. Unfortunately, few construction companies recognize that the timeframe to achieve excellence can be accelerated by performing strategic planning for project management. The simply use of project management, even for an extended period of time, does not necessarily lead to excellence. However, there are models that can be used to assist corporations in performing strategic planning for project management and achieving maturity and excellence in a reasonable period of time. One of the models is the Project Management Maturity Model (PM3). This paper is conducted to define the extent of maturity of the project management on contractors and to compare the maturity in project management of contractor working at Jakarta and Yogyakarta. The instruments used in this study adopted from Kerzner (2000) consisted of eight components of the body of knowledge with 80 questions developed by Project Management Institution (PMI). Questionnaires were distributed to project manager working in major contractors from Yogyakarta and Jakarta. Result shows that the project managers from Jakarta have better knowledge of project management than those from Yogyakarta. However, the highest score provided from the respondents is only half the maximum score. Finally, the paper also proposes the ways for achieving excellence in project management for contractors and further study.