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New Perspectives from the The 2018 Project Collaboration Survey [Webcast]

Overcome obstacles to successfully execute and collaborate across the business

Published By Zach McDowell
New Perspectives from the The 2018 Project Collaboration Survey [Webcast]

Project collaboration is important—that’s a given. The world of work today consists largely of projects that involve teams of people, as opposed to assignments completed by individuals. However, these teams face the challenges of having to deliver on goals and deadlines while being spread out across departments and geographic locations. Though not always easy, project collaboration has become the new norm. However, what’s largely unspoken is the fact that so many organizations continue to struggle with proper collaboration methods and have simply failed to adapt to this new world of work.

To gain insight into this dilemma, Planview conducted a global survey (and it’s third body of research on the topic) and asked you and your peers to weigh in on the challenges of work collaboration. We received over 650 responses from project managers, project team members, PMOs, marketers, HR professionals, and even executives. Check out a quick summary of the results, below. I will be sharing the all the findings in the webcast, “Five Trends that Indicate Continued Problems with Project Collaboration.”

Video: Sneak Peek at the Findings from the 2018 Global Survey on Project Collaboration


Project Collaboration Survey Results

The survey provides insight on how organizations view collaboration in the workplace, what tools they use, what their main pain points are, and how collaboration can be improved to ultimately drive greater efficiency and success when managing projects. The new information collected spans across industry, department, and international perspectives.

Five Trends Indicate Continued Problems with Project Collaboration
5 key statistics

  1. 67% of project managers are not project management certified
  2. 59% of projects have geographically dispersed teams
  3. 72% of projects are governed by a PMO
  4. Teams use an average of 6 tools for team collaboration
  5. All result in missed project deadlines

If you are interested in learning more about the findings from the global survey, invite you to attend the webcast, “Five Trends that Indicate Continued Problems with Project Collaboration.” You will gain a better understanding of the state of work collaboration in business today and to learn the best ways to combat and avoid some of the more negative findings of the study. The strategies I present will be based on how we see organizations successfully executing and collaborating across the business, as well as some best practices that we have defined from 20 years in the space.

2018 Project Collaboration Survey

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Written by Zach McDowell Director, Product Marketing

Zach is a senior product manager for Planview PPM Pro and Planview Projectplace. He has managed teams across three continents at Planview and largely focuses on driving innovation for mid-market project management and PPM. He led one of the largest releases in Projectplace’s 20-year history and continues to grow and support its global user base.