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I L T A W H I T E P A P E R | P R O J E C T M A N A G E M E N T 5 2 0 1 9 P R O J E C T M A N A G E M E N T S U R V E Y R E S U L T S T he more things change … the more they stay the same. While it has been five years since we last conducted the project management (PM) survey, the results from the 2019 survey do not appear to differ significantly from the 2015 survey. The good news is that PM continues to be in demand for the most part (with size increasing or staying the same and with resource constraints being one of the biggest challenges). And in fact, some organizations now appear to be looking beyond PM to portfolio management. On the legal project management (LPM) front, LPM programs seem to be maturing within organizations, with more organizations advancing past the exploration stage. This year, we had 163 participants respond to the survey compared to 154 in 2015. Whereas 40% of respondents in 2015 came from organizations in the 151-500 range, the 2019 survey respondents were more varied. In 2019, more respondents indicated that they have a formal, documented PM methodolo or some PM methods or processes applied compared to in 2015. Roughly half of respondents indicated that they have a project management office (PMO) or team (similar to 2015). Comparable to 2015, the majority of those who did not have a PMO indicated that they never had one, nor had plans to add one. For those with PMOs in place, a slim majority indicated that the PMO had been in place for five years or less. According to the 2019 survey results, the primary sponsor for the PMO was overwhelmingly the CIO or the IT Director – perhaps not surprisingly since the vast majority reported that the PMO sits within IT (a small increase from 2015). In the other organizations, the PMO might function as its own department or sit within Finance. In terms of composition, the PMO seems to typically include project managers and a PMO/team manager. In 2019, more PMOs appear to include analysts positions, but that also may be a function of our rewording the answer options (we specified that the analyst role included Business, Process, QA, IT analysts.) Interestingly, some organizations reported now having a portfolio manager position in the PMO. Like in 2015, more respondents reported an increase in dedicated project I N T R O B Y H E AT H E R J . R I T C H I E , A N D T R A C E Y PA R D O 2019 Project Management Survey Results

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