IT Project Manager Staffing Ratios and PMO Adoption Rates (2008)

November, 2008


Much of the work within IT is project-based. Therefore, the project manager position is one of the most important jobs within the IT organization. This study examine the question of how many project managers (PMs) a typical IT organization requires. We present staffing ratios by the total number of IT staff members, users, and developers to give managers three ways to benchmark their operations against organizations of similar size. The second part of this study examines Project Management Office (PMO) adoption trends and the impact on IT manager and PM staffing levels. We conclude with a discussion on how to measure the success of project managers and PMOs, as well as project management best practices. (7 pp., 9 figs.)
[Executive Summary]