PMO Managers in Australia I need you. Dr Catherine Killen from the University of Sydney is currently performing a Multi Project Management Benchmark Study and it requires your input.
This study will provide you with an opportunity to evaluate and improve your organisational project portfolio management (PPM) capability.
In summary –
- The international study has been running for 15 years (initially in Europe) and has a strong foundation in practice (more than 600 organisations have participated).
- Participants get a detailed report on their organisation’s PPM performance plus a comparison to other similar organisations in October.
- Later in the year, participants will also have the opportunity to join a practitioner event to learn about further findings from the study.
- If the UTS get participation from more than 30 organisations in Australia, they will be able to provide an Australian benchmark in addition to the international and industry-based benchmarks.
- No charge!
Participation involves a minimum of two respondents to the survey (about 1.5 hours total for the two) and optionally multiple project managers can complete the survey (for another level of depth to the feedback). Participation is as follows:
Project portfolio decision maker:
- A senior management or member of a portfolio review board responsible for making decisions about the selection, prioritization or cancellation of projects.
- Completion of the survey takes approx. 25 minutes and can be paused and resumed.
Project portfolio coordinator:
- A project portfolio coordinator or other manager in a role that provides a very good understanding of project portfolio management in your organisation.
- Completion of the survey takes approx. 60 minutes and can be paused and resumed.
Optionally* at least three project managers:
- Three or more project managers, ideally with several years of experience within the organization. We recommend selecting a mix of project managers if possible, including (if relevant in your environment) a mix of methods (agile and traditional methods)
- Completion of the project manager survey takes approx. 20 minutes, and must be done in one sitting (it cannot be paused and resumed).
This study really does ‘give back’ by providing a detailed report showing the organisation’s performance on a range of ‘success factors’.
The study has been conducted every two years overseas for about 15 years. In addition, each study includes new factors – this time we are looking at digitisation, visualisation and agile practices for example.
You can register here: http://www.multiprojectmanagement.org/en/
I’ve just signed up for it and I encourage you to do the same 😉 THANKS!