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New InformationWeek Reports Research Finds 13% of IT Pros Rarely or Never Deliver IT Projects on Time

And, just 14% say the business is generally extremely satisfied with the quality of IT projects.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report, which encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek's recent 2012 Enterprise Project Management Survey and guides readers in more effectively managing IT projects. More than 500 business technology professionals responded to this poll.

Research Summary:

Exclusive trending from our June 2010 Enterprise Project Management Survey shows that organizational use of central project management offices fell nine points, to 60%, while use of formal project management methodologies plummeted 12 points, to 58%. Could that account for the problems IT has with delivering quality projects on time and on budget?

Findings:

  • 67% of our survey respondents use spreadsheets as a project management tool; just 53% use dedicated PM software.
  • 45% cite poor requirements planning as a top reason IT projects don't deliver expected results.
  • 41% say the business generally views IT projects as a mixed bag; sometimes beneficial, sometimes not.
  • 36% have no staff members certified in project management.

 

The report author, Jonathan Feldman, serves as director of information technology services for a city in North Carolina.

For full access to the research data, members can download now:
http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/83/8656/IT-Business-Strategy/research-2012-enterprise-project-management.html?cid=rpt_press_rls

"Use of formal PMOs, or project management offices, has fallen off since our last survey," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "That may have something to do with the economy—a PMO is an easy target for budget cuts. But a more ad-hoc approach to project management may be having a negative effect on how the business perceives IT, never a good thing when outsourcers are lined up to deliver services."

 

For more information:
Art Wittmann    
VP & Managing Director, InformationWeek Reports
415-947-6361
[email protected]

 

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers, and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

About UBM TechWeb (http://www.ubmtechweb.com)

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

 

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