There are some wonderful blogs, twitter feeds, and other resources in the arena of Project Management & Leadership. In the past few weeks, I have read a number of these great resources focused on various surveys…salaries, effectiveness of PMOs, etc. In this post, I am going to try and capture/summarize a few of those posts for you…
Project Management Salaries – In Linda Leung’s blog What’s Your Certification Worth?, she cites an average Certified PMP’s salary is $104,253, which is an increase from 2009 survey respondents. I took a poll at The PM Source and saw results averaging around $95K. Granted that poll was started in 2007 and is probably weighted with responses from that point in time of the economy and this profession. In the April 2010 addition of PMI today, the PMI survey states that 51% of the 34,800 respondents reported an increase in compensation in the past year. (Full report available as a member of PMI)
PMO Effectiveness – Bob Egeland wrote a great blog called April 2010 PMO Effectiveness Survey Results, where he calls out some significant survey results…
- 57% of PMOs have been under the leadership of Project Managers primarily focused on running projects vs. leading the PMO.
- 66% of responders indicated their PMO didn’t have enough tools, templates, or repeatable processes.
- Only 6% indicated they had good training plans for on boarding and continuous development of their PMO resources.
- 42% of responders stated their organizations PMOs were effective…58% didn’t believe so!
Project Success – In Jorge Dominguez’s post, The CHAOS Report 2009 on IT Project Failure, he discusses the CHAOS report and lack of full criteria by which they measure success. Overall, project success was at 16% in 1994 and has grown to 32% success in 2009. A far way to go, but certainly project success is on the rise.