Project Manager Staffing Ratios

March, 2012


Much of the work in an IT group is project based, which means project management should be a core competency. But how many project managers are truly required? In this study, we present five benchmarks: project managers as a percentage of the IT staff, users per project manager, application developers per project manager, applications per project manager, and capital budget per project manager. All of these ratios are presented by organization size. In addition, we look at the influence of sector on project management staffing. We conclude with recommendations on assessing the performance of the project management function. (19 pp., 10 figs.)
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