Research

3 Challenges for Project Success

June 23, 2014

Last week I shared an infographic from The Access Group. In this article, guest contributor Piers McLeish explains more about the data behind the headlines. Following a recent survey we looked at areas for improvement, where a lack of visibility over data is causing problems as well as the most important features and factors key […]

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What women think men think about us

April 30, 2012

Last week I wrote about some research from the Project Management Journal by Charlotte Neuhauser, PMP. It looked at the leadership behaviours valued by women and how frequently we apply them. Neuhauser’s research also asked female project managers to report on how they thought they were perceived by men. Here’s what her study had to […]

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Leadership skills: how female project managers lead

April 23, 2012

While I was researching my new book, Customer-Centric Project Management, I came across a piece of research in the Project Management Journal about women’s leadership skills. ‘Project Management Leadership Behaviours and Frequency of Use by Female Project Managers’ by Charlotte Neuhauser, PMP, looks at what women think are the most important leadership characteristics and then […]

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Research shows women don’t want management jobs

July 27, 2011

Intellect’s Women in IT Forum and womenintechnology.co.uk recently released the results of their survey about women working in the technology profession. The survey shows that although 8% of women have reached director-level roles, up 3% on 2007, many women are not interested in pursuing pure management roles and want to remain doing hands on, technical jobs. […]

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Is project management training really effective?

July 20, 2011

There’s a whole industry around project management training. Job adverts declare that you have to be PMP certified or a PRINCE2 Practitioner. But does training actually make a difference to how you do your job? Training can make you about 26% more effective, according to research by PM Solutions. Only 28% of organisations bother to […]

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Social Media in a Project Environment: 2011 Survey results now in!

April 27, 2011
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Over 75% of you feel that social media tools provide the opportunity to improve the way you manage projects, according to this year’s Social Media in a Project Environment survey. The 2011 results show how project managers around the world are using social media tools to manage projects and lead teams. There was lots of […]

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Research shows female project managers earn less (but we might get more maternity pay)

March 14, 2011

The Arras People 2011 Benchmark Report is out – and this year the study shows some interesting facts about pay. Pay for female project professionals peaks at the £30k to £40k salary band.  Salaries for women over £65k are rare, and only 15% of women earn over £50k. Male salaries plateau between £30k and £50k […]

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The Social Media & Project Management Survey returns

February 16, 2011

This year I am once again running the Social Media in a Project Environment survey. This time last year lots of you completed the survey and the results (which you can access on my blog; scroll down to Social Media Survey Results 2010) provided a snapshot of how social media tools were being used by […]

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Social Media in a Project Environment: 2011 Survey

January 19, 2011

This year I am once again running the Social Media in a Project Environment survey.  This time last year lots of you completed the survey and the results provided a snapshot of how social media tools were being used by project managers and in project environments. This year I have tweaked the survey slightly to […]

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Social media in a project environment – the results

April 26, 2010

Earlier this year I ran a survey looking at the uses of social media and enterprise collaboration tools in a project environment.  Thank you, if you participated.  I had responses from 32 countries and nearly 250 people, so I was very pleased with the breadth of data I was able to gather. I did have […]

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