Welcome to the TPM CMM Component B: External Collaboration and Coordination – Maturity Assessment.

This tool allows transportation agencies to assess their TPM capabilities and identify areas where they can take steps to improve these capabilities. The capability maturity model contains 10 components. This assessment covers the eighth component.

Component B. External Collaboration and Coordination

External Collaboration and Coordination refers to established processes to collaborate and coordinate with agency partners and stakeholders on planning/visioning, target setting, programming, data sharing, and reporting. External collaboration allows agencies to leverage partner resources and capabilities, as well as increase understanding of how activities impact and are impacted by external factors.

External Collaboration and Coordination is divided into the following sub-components:

  • Sub-Component B.1. Planning and Programming
  • Sub-Component B.2. Monitoring and Reporting

For each sub-component, there are five possible maturity levels with the following definitions:

  1. Initial
  2. Developing
  3. Defined
  4. Functioning
  5. Sustained

The specific criteria for a particular maturity level depend on the sub-component.

Based on the provided criteria, the user is asked to rate how well the agency meets the criteria as follows:

  • Totally Disagree
  • Somewhat Disagree
  • Somewhat Agree
  • Totally Agree

Once you have finished providing input, an overall maturity level is assessed for the component. Based on the assessed maturity level, assessment results include links to relevant sections of the TPM Guidebook for more information on how to advance TPM practice.

B: External Collaboration

For each row, click the description that best matches your capabilities.

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5
B.1 Planning and Programming
The agency coordinates with partner agencies as needed to meet state and federal requirements. However, there is little or no substantive collaboration with agency partners to set performance targets, define goals and objectives and program projects to meet the established targets.
The agency meets with its partners to discuss goals, objectives and performance measures and identify opportunities for collaboration on strategy development and implementation.
The agency has worked with its partners to identify common goals and objectives, and develop a plan for collaboration on setting performance targets, developing strategies, and project programming.
The agency has established productive working relationships with its partners on performance based planning and programming. A collaborative process for establishing and updating performance targets is in place. Development of the long-range transportation plan and other performance-based plans (TAMP, SHSP, Freight) incorporate opportunities for substantive discussion among partners of strategies that address multiple perspectives and needs.
There is proactive communication across partner agencies to capitalize on potential synergies and avoid conflicts. Collaboration has resulted coordinated cross-jurisdictional and/or multi-modal projects to achieve desired outcomes.
B.2 Monitoring and Adjustment
There is little or no collaboration with partner agencies on performance monitoring and reporting. Each agency is implementing its own monitoring and reporting systems independently.
The agency is working with its partners to identify opportunities for collaboration on performance monitoring and reporting.
The agency has initiated one or more efforts to join forces and collaborate on data collection, data management, and/or reporting. These efforts may include collection of consistent infrastructure condition data across jurisdictions, integration of data collected by multiple agencies, development of multi-modal views, or development of network views including information for both state and locally managed facilities.
Collaborative performance monitoring and reporting systems are in place and have been used for at least one reporting cycle.
Collaborative performance monitoring and reporting systems are well established and have been used for multiple reporting cycles. Initial systems are periodically refined and expanded in recognition of their value-added.

Overall Score: 0