Project Management Census Aims to Shed Light on Project Management Practices in 2012

The 2012 Arras People Project Management Census was opened to project management professionals across the globe this week.

Now in its seventh year, the Project Management Census – once collated – will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of what is happening in the project & programme management fields both in the UK and worldwide. The subsequent Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) is regarded by fellow professionals and students of the industry as the most comprehensive report available for the project management marketplace.

New for 2012 is the reach of the Census, looking at the project management marketplace and outlook for 2012 across the globe. Alongside practitioners of project management, the Census also solicits the views of those hiring project management staff.

The Census will give us a clearer view of what is happening in the project management marketplace and focuses on issues such as;

  • Project & programme-related training and accreditation
  • Remuneration & bonus details
  • Job sectors
  • Contracting-specific traits
  • Permanent employment-specific traits
  • Job searches & sector relocation

“This year we decided that the project management population is ready for its own Census. We have increased the focus beyond the UK to help give a truly global view on where project management is at now and what is in store for us in 2012” said John Thorpe, Managing Director/Founder of Arras People. “The Census includes demographics from current practicing project professionals as well as those responsible for hiring. This will help us to understand if the current project management profession is meeting the demands of those who require their services”

The PMBR has been cited often in many different presentations worldwide since its inception in 2005; additionally, project management professionals have repeatedly cited the Report when looking to present current data and trends in the profession. The Arras People study remains the only report targeting the climate of project & programme management through the direct polling of practitioners and professionals within PPM.

Participants in the Census will have the opportunity to receive a free copy of the final PMBR upon its release, which is tentatively scheduled for early February 2012. Non-participants in the Census will not have access to the report until mid-2012.

Individuals can take the Census online > Project Managment Census (all responses are confidential)

More details on the Census and access to last year’s report are available at: Project Management Benchmark Reports

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Lindsay Scott is one of Arras People's founding directors