2017 Project Management Benchmark Report

2016 was an interesting year with ‘Project Fear’ failing to dissuade the UK’s voters from returning a Brexit vote; a new Prime Minister installed and then the election of Donald Trump as the President-elect of the United States of America.

At the same time the forecasted end of the world did not materialise, the UK economy confounded the experts post Brexit after stagnating in the first six months due to the economic uncertainty. The pound fell, the stock market’s rose, employment rose, unemployment rose, inflation rose and interest rates dropped again.

2017 looks set to deliver more instability, with the triggering of Article 50 to commence the formal process of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union being just one of the many actions that will initiate further change.

With this as the backdrop, the report is underlined by continuing austerity in the public sector and mixed fortunes in the private sector. 2016 delivered much of the same for many practitioners in terms of low, if any rises in living standards and many challenges for those working as contractors; a picture that does not look set improve in 2017.

However, the spirits remain high for the majority as we head forwards into more change, the very lifeblood of the project management domain.

I hope you enjoy the report and find it a useful benchmark for the year ahead.

Back for the twelfth year, the 2017 Project Management Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People once again provides an independent survey into the lives and careers of Programme and Project Management practitioners in the UK and across the globe.

 

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