Consider this...Five years of research into project management practices. Five large, multinational studies. Thousands of questionnaires and dozens of interviews with senior project managers. Countless hours from the project team analyzing and discussing project management. More than 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings. Presentations around the globe. And despite all of this work, chances are good that if you are a practicing project manager you have never even heard of our research.
So we decided to change that.
We began by applying to the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for seed money to establish a vehicle for more effectively communicating our research. PMPerspectives.org is the result of our efforts.
Our primary goal at PMPerspectives.org is to discover the most effective project management techniques for the information technology (IT) sector. Projects are the principal vehicle through which industry and government realize the benefits of their IT investment. Yet organizations continue to be challenged as they attempt to reap the expected benefits from their projects. In fact, KPMG International's recent survey of 600 organizations revealed that 86 percent of respondents failed to achieve targeted benefits across their project portfolios : KPMG Survey
We believe this performance can be improved if practitioners and researchers work together to understand the contributing factors affecting IT project performance.
We created PMPerspectives.org as a more direct and effective communication channel between project managers and project management researchers. We hope that you find the site interesting and useful and we look forward to reading your comments and hearing your views on project management.