Project Portfolio Improvement Model
Steerco developed the Project Portfolio Improvement Model (PPIM). The model focus on the optimization, integration and alignment of programs and projects with the business operation in order to achieve most value and cost-efficiency for the investment of the overall project portfolio.
PPIM is based on the P3M3 framework developed by AXELOS which has become a key standard amongst maturity models. We use the framework to help organizations assess their current project portfolio performance. The outcomes of the PPM assessment set a baseline from where the journey for PPIM will start.
Steerco guides organizations during the journey, delivering a strategy to reach the optimal level of performance to maximize value from investments.
The strategy approach is focusing on five maturity levels and seven processes. For each process, rapid short-term improvements will be realized. It also delivers the governance for long-term and continuous improvement which meets the optimal maturity level characteristics.
Steerco - P3M3 maturity levels
Why use PPIM?
Organizations would like to understand the optimal level of performance to maximize the value of investments. Based on that understanding, a realistic view can be outlined in what can be achieved.
The goal is not to aim for the highest level but to find the best level to meet the business needs and aspirations.
Organizations decide to use a maturity model to assess their current performance to:
  • Justify investment in portfolio, program or project management improvements
  • Gain recognition of service quality through certification in order to support proposals or distinguish themselves from competitors
  • Gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in order to plan for continuous improvement
How can PPIM benefit your organization?
PPIM helps organizations to address fundamental aspects of portfolio, program and project management. It improves quality and
successful outcomes reduce the impacts of risk, and thereby minimizes the chances of failure.
Some of the organizational benefits of using PPIM as opposed to other maturity models are as follows.
  • More effective use of budgets resulting in cost savings
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve time and cost predictability
  • Fewer defects, leading to higher-quality outcomes
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Enhanced employee morale
Start your PPIM journey today!
Steerco offers a fixed price package to help in understanding the challenges in your portfolio and highlight opportunities for improvement. For only € 8500,- you will receive a full PPM assessment engagement which includes as follows.


We plan a free of charge personal intake meeting to understand the project delivery challenges and expectations. We explain P3M3, the approach around our offering and discuss how your organization could potentially benefit from a PPIM engagement. Where required a custom offering can be discussed.

Project Portfolio Management Assessment

The key to success is to understand bottlenecks or challenges from key stakeholders. To gain detailed information, personal interviews will be planned with - a maximum of 6 - key stakeholders, preferably from multiple layers of the organization. Besides the interviews, we join program- and project meetings and share a questionnaire with all other stakeholders related to project portfolio management. We shape the questionnaire custom to your organization and needs.


After the assessment, we process the results. We transform the collected data into a comprehensive report which we present and discuss during an interactive workshop. The key outcome is a maturity score for each process, we share observations, highlight quick wins for improvement, and discuss a potential engagement for a continuous improvement plan to start your PPIM journey.
Project Portfolio Management Online Self Assessment
We also offer the PPM Online Self Assessment. By completing the assessment, a quick evaluation of the current project organizational maturity and process capability with respect to portfolio, program and/or project management is obtained. Please find more information here.
Continuous Improvement
The result of the PPM assessment will show opportunities for improvement, starting your PPIM journey. We do not strive for long-term improvement programs. We focus on the subjects where improvements can directly deliver the most benefits.
Together we will shape a plan to discover the subjects to focus on. We review the assessment results in more detail and plan the second round of interviews. We review related processes, documentation, and tools. We coach stakeholders and prove to them how changes can benefit them and the overall organization.
Are you interested? Then get in Touch!

Please contact us if you are interested in how your organization can benefit from PPIM.

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