Tech Leaders Struggle in an Agile vs. Legacy World

Tech Leaders Struggle in an Agile vs. Legacy World

Tech Leaders Struggle in an Agile vs. Legacy WorldTech 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.

Limited ShiftLimited Shift

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.

Uneven VisionUneven Vision

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.

Muddled MessageMuddled Message

53% said they are unsure about their PMO’s corporate objectives and values.

Old Habits Die HardOld Habits Die Hard

Three-quarters still rely on spreadsheets to manage project tasks and information.

Exclusive ClubExclusive Club

Just 27% are using cloud-based solutions for project tasks and only 25% are taking advantage of hosted software tools.

Ready ResourcesReady Resources

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.

Most Valued Project Portfolio Management (PPM) CapabilitiesMost Valued Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Capabilities

Project management: 35%, Portfolio management: 20%, Resource management: 19%

Biggest Challenges of Managing Project TeamsBiggest Challenges of Managing Project Teams

Overseeing team schedules and workloads: 47%, Communicating between different departments: 46%, Communicating among different people in the same department: 8%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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