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Project Manager : Project Manager Feb March 2012
6 Project Manager • NEWS CENSUS TO SHED LIGHT ON PM Recruiter A rras People has launched its seventh annual Project Management Census of project professionals. The aim is to provide a picture of project and program management worldwide. The resulting Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) will be made available to the project management marketplace mid-2012. Apart from practitioners, the Census also solicits the views of those hiring project professionals. “This will help us to understand if the current project management profession is meeting the demands of those who require their services,” said John Thorpe, Managing Director/ Founder of Arras People. Most Australian business leaders lack confidence in their own ability to manage IT projects effectively, according to a new survey. The results also revealed that project management is identified as critical to the future of their business. ERP provider IFS and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) surveyed 273 CEOs, COOs and project managers around the world from the energy/utilities, telecom, oil and gas, construction and manufacturing sectors. In Australia, respondents from 54 companies highlighted that: • 67% identify the ability to manage projects as critical or absolutely critical to the future growth of the business; • Despite this, just 13% are very confident of their ability to manage business critical projects in the most efficient way; and • Just 28% have fully integrated IT systems for project management and only 15% are very confident they have full visibility of information to r un projects effectively. “Despite project management being a business critical area, organisations are lacking the confidence in their ability to deliver effective projects,” said Professor Brane Semolic, Research Management Board Chair of IPMA. 67% IDENTIFY THE ABILITY TO MANAGE PROJECTS AS CRITICAL OR ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO THE FUTURE GROWTH OF THE BUSINESS 13% ARE VERY CONFIDENT OF THEIR ABILITY TO MANAGE BUSINESS CRITICAL PROJECTS IN THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY Bosses lack confidence on IT projects AIPM REWARDS RAYTHEON In the Defence sector, mission systems integrator Raytheon Australia has satisfied the recognition criteria for PMO accreditation. AIPM met with the organisation in December 2011 to present the award. AIPM Assessor Alan Schwartz worked with the organisation five years prior, and believes they were well placed for a compliance assessment in 2011. “There’s an expectation from clients that the Defence sector can demonstrate capability at an organisational level,” he said, stressing that achieving accreditation is not a simple matter of ticking boxes. “It’s not the sort of evidence you can just fabricate. It’s their organisation strategies, business plans and how they actually manage and control projects.” The success factor The business leaders and project managers questioned agreed that the top three most important factors for consistent and efficient project management are: 1. Resource planning (56%) 2. Integrated enterprise systems (46%) 3. Real time data (39%). “The results of this survey are in line with anecdotal evidence we receive from our 50 project management associations around the world,” said Professor Brane Semolic. “It’s clear that effective project management makes a vital contribution to customer delivery, cost control and future business growth.”
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