Das Project Management Institute (PMI) hat in die alljährliche Trendstudie zum Thema Projektmanagement Pulse of the Profession®: Capturing the Value of Project Management veröffentlicht.
Auszug aus der EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 2015 TRENDS
As we look at the state of project, program, and portfolio management in 2015, we see that a number of global dynamics are forcing organizations to take a more critical look at how they operate. Sluggish economic growth continues, putting additional emphasis on how well organizations execute their strategic initiatives. This, in turn, requires more rigorous project, program, and portfolio management. Yet over the past few years, many of our Pulse findings about how well organizations are delivering on their strategic initiatives have remained largely unchanged. That leads us to ask “why,” but also suggests it’s time for organizations to revisit the fundamentals of project management and, essentially, go back to the basics.
Those basics include:
- Fully understanding the value of project Management
- Having actively engaged executive Sponsors
- Aligning projects to strategy
- Developing and maintaining project management Talent
- Establishing a well-aligned and effective PMO (project management office)
- Using standardized project management practices throughout the organization
We also see opportunity for greater attention to a number of foundational practices, which our Research shows high performers1 are more likely to focus on compared to their lower-performing2 counterparts, including:
- Greater knowledge transfer effectiveness: The number of organizations that have high
effectiveness has increased by 20 percent since last year.
- More rigorous risk management: This year, 83 percent of high performers report frequent use of
risk management practices, compared to only 49 percent of low performers.
- More frequent use of agile/incremental/iterative practices in project management: The use of
these practices continues to rise, with 38 percent of organizations reporting frequent use, up 8
percentage points since 2013.
- Higher benefits realization maturity: Though only one in five organizations reports having a high
level of benefits realization maturity, we’ve seen an increase of 63 percent compared to the level
As the world’s largest project management association, we know that even the best organizations—maybe especially the best—are always looking to improve. The following pages explore the 2015 Pulse findings in greater detail, with an additional focus on how organizations can build and sustain their capabilities and create greater competitive advantage. […]