ESI International is launching its 3rd annual Global Survey of the State of the PMO. The purpose of the survey is to assess the state, value and trends in the PMO and we would love to hear your thoughts! We will send you a copy of the report and you can also get the chance to win an iPad3 – Complete ESI PMO Survey now
In 2012, our global PMO benchmarking survey conducted with over 3,000 respondents took a comparative view, determining what is trending, and what is not, in the PMO landscape. ESI International set out to explore topics such as the perceived value of the PMO, its role in sustainment of learning and how learning transfer impacts overall PMO maturity. The key survey findings were:
- Active learning sustainment and business view: PMOs that actively engage in learning transfer are more business-minded, considered more mature, have a stronger customer focus and are more valued than those that don’t.
- Standard effectiveness measurements: PMOs still rely heavily on standard definitions of success such as on time, to-budget project delivery to measure their worth.
- The case of the missing ROI: ROI is being used less this year to measure training impact.
- More maturity: Slightly more PMOs are operating at the strategic level this year.
- Collaboration software: Three out of five PMOs are actively engaged in selecting collaboration software. Most regions have a high adoption rate, with the exception of parts of Asia.
- Senior management’s watchful eye: Executive scrutiny continues to plague many PMOs.
- Lagging training impact measurement: Even fewer PMOs are measuring the actual impact of their training compared to 2011.