Call it disruption—or just the newnormal.
At a time ofextraordinarychange driven bynew technologies,executiveleaders fromacross business,governmentand nonprofitorganizationsknow that successdepends on big,bold ideas. Andthey need peoplewith the skillsand mindset todeliver on thoseideas with big,bold projects—orrisk being leftbehind. The surveyresults for thisyear’s Pulse ofthe Profession®revealed anaverage of 11.4%of investmentis wasted dueto poor projectperformance. Andorganizations thatundervalue project management as astrategic competency for driving changereport an average of 67% more of theirprojects failing outright. With so much atstake—and so much in flux—organizations
Excerpt: Pulse of the Profession® 2020
Conducted since2006, Pulse of theProfession® is thepremier globalsurvey of projectmanagementpractitioners. Pulsetracks major trends inproject managementnow and in the future.
It features originalmarket research thatreports feedback andinsights from project,program and portfoliomanagers, along withan analysis of third-party data.
The 2020 editionof Pulse highlightsfeedback and insightsfrom 3,060 projectprofessionals, 358senior executivesand 554 directors ofproject managementoffices from arange of industries,including IT, financialservices, government,manufacturing,energy, construction,healthcare andtelecom. Respondentsspan the globe,including NorthAmerica; EMEA(Europe, the MiddleEast and Africa);
ASEAN (Associationof Southeast AsianNations); China; India;and Latin America andthe Caribbean.
must rethink some fundamental questions:
Why do we exist? What do we offer?
Who will be tasked to do the work?
The 2020 Pulse reveals a new way of
doing business. The beginning of a new
decade is ushering in a world full of
just the nature of
work, but how it
Pulse data show organizations are placing a high priority on the following aspectsof talent development in support of successful projects:
To read the full report, visitPMI.org/learning/thought-leadership/pulse/pulse-of-the-profession-2020.
Pulse data show organizations are placing a high priority on the followingaspects of talent development in support of successful projects: