Thought Leadership

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Research and insights that prove the value of project management as a strategic business driver.

In a business world of constant change and disruption, project, program and portfolio management are the bridges that connect strategy to implementation.

While organizations refer to projects and programs by varied names and descriptors, they are in essence the way change happens and how work gets done.

Overarching these functions, project portfolio management enables executives to meet organizational goals and objectives through efficient decision making. Portfolio management is both a mindset and a competency that keeps organizations focused on priorities and change factors.


Since 2006, we’ve charted the major trends in project management through our Pulse of the Profession® research, a global survey of nearly 2,500 project, program and portfolio management professionals who provide insight into their current challenges and opportunities.

We report these findings to help organizations recognize the importance of project management, strengthen their practice of it, and realize the benefits from it. Key findings and high-level solutions are explored more extensively through Pulse in-depth reports.

In 2016, Pulse of the Profession® revealed diminishing project outcomes and a 12 percent increase in money wasted due to poor project performance. Its time for organizations to strengthen the conversation and shift their thinking to embrace project management as a strategic competency.

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Our thought leadership reports on diverse topics prove the value of project, program and portfolio management as a strategic business driver.

Drawing from our signature Pulse of the Profession research, we examine the major trends that organizations confront and the related activities they undertake to be more successful.

In 2016, we’re looking deeply into the world of benefits realization across all levels of the organization from the executive suite to the PMO function through to business operations. Where good practices exist, we will uncover them to help your organization reap the intended value from its project investments.

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  • Funding for new academic research in project, program and portfolio management
  • Venues to present, discover and discuss new research
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with scholars and advanced practitioners
  • Access to publications, books and papers

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