Maturity Models are useful tools to assist organizations evaluate the strength and resilience of their processes.
From Wikipedia, the term “maturity” relates to the degree of formality and optimization of processes, from ad hoc practices, to formally defined steps, to managed result metrics, to active optimization of the processes.”
With the advent of Operational Excellence, Safety Culture, Digitalization type business models and understanding of the overall maturity of the ecosystems. As with Safety Cultures, one can make the case that the organization with the lowest maturity set the bar for the process/project ecosystems.
For most organizations, it is not necessary to attain and sustain Optimized Processes. Often, Formal Standardization is Satisfactory.
Featured Maturity Models
The Rapid Response Institute has developed standard maturity models such as Safety Culture, Asset Integrity Management and the Digital Oilfield. However, programs can be customized to me your specific requirements, i.e., Process Assessment.
This maturity model is designed to help operators assess the maturity and readiness of their suppliers.
Asset Integrity Management
Originally developed to fill a gap in Asset Integrity Management, the model recognizes that a portfolio of assets may rightfully have different maturity levels.
An implementation gap was discovered with early Digital Oilfield Implementations. All oilfields were not at the same maturity level and it was deemed unnecessary for global standardization. This is the basis for many current maturity model implementations for global assets.
Customers and standards bodies such as ISO are increasing demanding suppliers meet specific process criteria. This requires manufactures as well a ‘job shops’ to achieve a level of process maturity