Recently, we published a research report entitled “The Global State of the PMO: Its Value, Effectiveness and Role as the Hub of Training.” In addition to the report, I’ve given several presentations, both in the U.S. and abroad, highlighting certain of its key findings. Certain findings astounded me when I first read them and they continue to plague me to this day; and that is, just how many project managers don’t know: the annual revenue or budget of their company or organization the successes achieved by their PMO whether their PMO measures its own effectiveness. Here are some selected charts from my presentation with the data. The chart below shows that one in five do not know anything about the revenue or budget of their organization. One in five don’t know! Here’s one that shows that many (based on write in statements) don’t know, and cannot name, any successes their PMO has had. And, the mother of all “don’t knows” this one shows how many don’t know if their PMO is measuring their own success. Note that we divided the respondents into two groups: those who work directly for a PMO and those who don’t but who are “under the influence” of the PMO
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Clueless project managers…is it really their fault?