The SPL Research was supported by Grants from the Following Institutions:


In his PhD dissertation, Stefanovic (2008) has developed a maturity assessment tool to evaluate the maturity of a project (and a collection of projects in a company) on the three major dimensions of SPL:

  • Department of Defense, Israel
  • Center for Business Research, Tel Aviv University
  • National Science Foundation
  • NASA
  • Center for the Development of Technological Leadership, University of Minnesota
  • PMI (Two Grants)
  • Center for Technology Management Research, Stevens Institute of Technology


Universities that Supported the Research

  • Tel-Aviv University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University

Data Collected for this Research and its Relation to the Five Streams


Data Base Source #Projects

/ Yr Startef

Data collected Research Streams
1 2 3 4 5
Industrial projects in Israel 25/1990 Case studies X X First study on contingency theory for project
Industrial projects in Israel 127/1991 Statistical dats X X Statistical validation of adaptive model
Defens R&D Programs in Israel 110/1993 Case studies;

Statical data

X X Deeper analysis & emergence of “Diamond”
Industrial projects in the U.S 250/1999 Case studies X X X X X First large SPL study
NASA projects 12/2003 Case studies;

Statical data

X X X X Developing NASA’s PM Framework
Industrial Projects in the U.S 280/2005 Statistical dats X Continuous data collection on SPL Matuity
Industrial Projects in the U.S. 63/2008 Statistical dats X Spirit Study
Aerospace Programs – On-going 150/2010 Case reports of companies X X X X Data collection continues annually for future research
Total # of Projects 1017