Project Management Institute

Pulse of the Profession

The Pulse team has deployed invitations to a randomly selected group that is representative of the global project management community to collect data for the 2021 Pulse of the Profession. We have engaged with our trusted partner Periscope IQ, which allows us to ensure respondent anonymity. We appreciate your participation in this important research.

Pulse of the Profession® is our annual global survey of project, program and portfolio managers tracking the major trends in project management.

Are You Future Ready?

  • PMI Pulse of the Profession 2020

    2020 Pulse: Ahead of the Curve: Forging a Future-Focused Culture

    Pulse of the Profession 2020

    Are you future ready? Our Pulse of the Profession® research shows that organizations that prioritize maturing their delivery capabilities enjoy more successful outcomes.

  • Research Highlights by Industry and Region

    This report provides a comparison of research results between a variety of geographical locations and industries and the global totals.

2020 In-Depth Reports

  • The Innovation Imperative Pulse In-Depth report cover

    The Innovation Imperative

    Organizations must invest in building a culture - and project teams - that can turn cutting-edge ideas into reality, according to new PMI research.

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    A Case for Diversity

    PMI research shows project teams that draw from an array of perspectives and skillsets deliver powerful outcomes.

  • Tomorrow's Teams Today

    Tomorrow’s Teams Today

    PMI research reveals that it’s the organizations with creative, collaborative and agile teams that will thrive in The Project Economy.

Focus: Artificial Intelligence

Focus: Disruptive Technologies

Organizations all over the world are being impacted by disruptive technologies—including cloud solutions, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT)—that are displacing established technologies. Those that want to understand and manage the impact of these technologies can look to proven project management practices to survive and thrive during these times of change. Our In-Depth reports look at Disruptive Technologies and their impact on organizational success. 

In-Depth Topic Reports

Special Features

  • What's Next? Identifying New Ways of Working

    Learn about the five ways that successful organizations are cultivating disruptions in order to evolve their best practices to next practices.