28 January 2010 October last year we launched our survey regarding
project management software. We are interested in your experience
with this kind of software. So, not the ultimate functionality or
vision of the vendor is crucial, it's all about the
These first results are interesting, but do not meet the
requirements of a statistical solid survey. But it's a start and we
are very happy with the results of this first survey. The number of
respondents is 82 (32 people skipped a question). You find the
First an overview of the roles of the respondents. The three most
occurring roles are: 'project manager' (63%), 'portfolio manager'
(27%) and 'project leader' (24%). Roles not mentioned in the list,
but added by respondents are: 'coach' and 'methodist'.
USED SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
The second chart shows the 10 most mentioned software systems. The
extensive PPM-system Clarity of vendor CA and the scheduling tool
MS Project are the most mentioned tools. An identical amount of the
respondents has mentioned experience with Primavera, a very
sophisticated scheduling tool with a portfolio extension, and the
PPM tools Microsoft EPM and Planview.
56% of the respondents was instructed by colleagues. 45% attended
classroom training (88% less than one week). And only 21% of the
respondents used e-learning (the greater part -69%- less than one
Not surprising is the high score for project management and
time-tracking. The tools mentioned do support these two processes
the best. Of course there's a difference between the tools of the
different vendors, but unfortunately the number of responses is yet
to small to draw conclusions regarding the specific software
Clearly, the majority (86%) of the software-users like it. Many
respondents (35%) even love the tool they use and tell it to other
people. And there's only 1 person that hates the tool he uses (of
probably has to use).
The overall results are very positive. Functionality looks adequate
and people like the tools overall.
NEW INPUT ASKED
The survey is open again for responses! We have opened the survey,
and of course we are interested in as many responses as possible.
If more people will reply, we can build an interesting database
that can give other project managers an idea of what tools they can
put on a longlist. Of course the decision is far more complex and
depents on a number of criteria (the role someone fullfills,
functionality, pricing, etcetera), but user experience is in our
opinion an important criterium. So ask your colleagues.
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After collecting at least 100 new completed
surveys we will publish the new results.
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