Project Manager Staffing Ratios and PMO Adoption

February, 2011


In this study, we first examine the question of how many project managers a typical IT organization requires. We present three benchmarks by organization size. They include project managers as a percentage of the IT staff, users per project manager, and application developers per project manager. In addition, we report on the adoption of project management offices (PMOs), which is impacting the practice of project management today. We also look at the five-year adoption trend, the current adoption trend, adoption by organization size and sector, and the maturity level of this management best practice. Finally, we provide perspective on how to improve and measure the success of project managers and PMOs. (21 pp., 10 figs.)
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