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Tech Leaders Struggle in an Agile vs. Legacy World

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-15-2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Tech Leaders Struggle in an Agile vs. Legacy World

    Supporting an agile business is an ongoing struggle made more challenging by organizations that are based on legacy systems—but expect more nimble offerings.
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    Just 10% of survey respondents said their project management office (PMO) has enough business agility to "always" pivot easily when there's a change, while 40% said their PMO can do this on an "occasional" basis.
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    59% said they have real-time visibility into the state of their projects, but only 48% said they have real-time visibility into their resources.
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    Muddled Message

    53% said they are unsure about their PMO's corporate objectives and values.
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    Three-quarters still rely on spreadsheets to manage project tasks and information.
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    Just 27% are using cloud-based solutions for project tasks and only 25% are taking advantage of hosted software tools.
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    Despite the tech and project management challenges, 69% said they have access to—and utilize—the tools and tech required to effectively manage communications within people and projects.
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    Project management: 35%, Portfolio management: 20%, Resource management: 19%
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    Overseeing team schedules and workloads: 47%, Communicating between different departments: 46%, Communicating among different people in the same department: 8%
 

Very few project management offices (PMOs) command enough agility to readily "pivot" whenever there's a business change—an increasingly essential quality among today's organizations, according to a recent survey from Changepoint. The resulting report, titled "Business Agility: Is It Easy to Pivot?," reveals that project management pros lack visibility into the state of their project resources. The majority still depend upon antiquated spreadsheets to manage tasks and information, and very few are taking advantage of the cloud. Meanwhile, many remain unclear about exactly what corporate objectives they're trying to achieve. With more modern visibility and collaboration IT tools, teams will better position themselves for mission-impacting success. "Today's businesses face two options: evolve or dissolve," according to the report. "Harsh indeed, but all businesses looking to stand the test of time must adapt, whether it's by updating technology, redesigning products or introducing new product offerings. Building a nimble, dynamic business is an ongoing struggle made more challenging as organizations navigate legacy system updates and digital transformation. In today's volatile business climate, change is the only constant." More than 1,255 global project management pros took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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