InformationWeek published “Project Management Is Finally Getting Real Respect” last month. The article is based on an InformationWeek survey skewed towards IT.
Among the highlights of the article …
- 70% of companies have formal PM methodologies.
- Spreadsheets are the common PM tool. 82% use Excel. 2/3 use project-specific software with Microsoft Project over 80%.
- Over half the companies surveyed have multiple PMOs based on the disciplines.
- Most IT PMOs report to the CIO.
- 75% of the companies say that the PMO does not manage every project. PMO ownership is based on factors in the adjacent chart.
- There’s no real consensus on projects considered too small for the PMO. Less than 40 hours of work is one common breakpoint. Complexity (49%) and cost (38%) are the two most-cited reasons for when a project gets managed by the PMO.
- Project managers this year cracked the six-figure mark–$105,000 in median pay, including cash bonuses–for the first time in InformationWeek’s annual U.S. Salary Survey.