Organizations today face a chasm between what they should be doing — aligning projects to their strategy — and what they are able to accomplish. As a result, 44 percent of strategic initiatives are unsuccessful.

PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession®, our annual global research, examines the impact of the implementation of project, program and portfolio management. Our report demonstrates that in order to remain competitive, organizations must place a strategic focus on people, processes and outcomes. And the time to act is now.

  • Snapshot: 2014 Pulse

    Organizations waste US$109 million for every US$1 billion spent on projects. See some of the metrics from this year’s Pulse. How does your company compare?

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  • Requirements Management

    Requirements Management

    A Core Competency for Project and Program Success

    Organizations waste US$51 million for every US$1 billion spent on projects and programs due to poor requirements management.

    By changing their culture to one that values effective requirements management — and has the people and processes to support it — organizations can slow the trend towards failed projects and lost revenue.

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  • Executive Sponsor Engagement

    Top Driver of Project and Program Success

    Effective executive sponsorship is critical to the success of an organization’s strategic initiatives, and active engagement by executive sponsors is the top driver of project and program success. Yet sponsors are assigned to fewer than two-thirds of projects. This situation results in significant losses for organizations, but there are some simple solutions.

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  • Change Management

    Enabling Organizational Change Through Strategic Initiatives

    Successful implementation of strategic initiatives is critical for organizations to enable sustainable change. Those that are highly effective at change management demonstrate three practices that improve performance and give them a competitive advantage.

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  • PMOs

    The Impact of PMOs on Strategy Implementation

    By supporting the implementation of strategic programs, PMOs can play a crucial role in delivering organizational value. To do so, PMOs must themselves become more strategic and focus on value delivery.

  • PMO Frameworks

    Benchmark your PMO against the most common types including areas of responsibility and focus.

    PMI Thought Leadership Series on PMOs
    PMO Resources


  • Complexity

    Navigating Complexity

    As organizations act within a challenging and changing environment, their strategies — and the projects to implement them — are becoming more complex. Budgets on average are larger and so are the funds at risk. Uncover the three strategic competencies that high-performing organizations exhibit.

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  • Talent Management

    The Competitive Advantage of Effective Talent Management

    High-performing organizations are more successful because they emphasize strategy, improve efficiency and — perhaps most tellingly — cultivate talent resources that embrace these practices to deliver successful programs and projects.

  • Talent Gap: Project Management through 2020

    Through 2020, 1.57 million new project management jobs will be created every year around the world. Professionals and job-seekers with project management skills are in a prime position to benefit.

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