2014 Practicing IT PM Survey Results

Survey TakerThanks to all of you who responded to my reader survey. I was a bit disappointed by the ratio of page views to responses, but I didn’t want to violate my policy against introducing pop-ups to the site. As promised, here is a summary of your responses:

  • About a third of respondents read almost every post, and another third visit at least once a month. Thanks for your support!
  • Literally every respondent values links to project management blog posts in the weekly roundup. Well over half value links to leadership, business trends, and “soft skills” items. About a third like the links to podcasts and interviews.
  • Aside from the weekly roundup, over 80% liked articles about theory and practice. A similar number liked professional development articles. PM in the news got a thumbs-up from a little over 30%, while articles about PM credentials and PMI standards drew little interest.
  • Around 40% of the respondents had looked at or used the Project Management Bookstore and the RSS links widgets in the right column. A similar number had looked at the blog roll. Surprisingly, few folks had looked at the Recent Posts widget. I suspect this is because so many of the regulars use RSS readers, and regular readers were most likely to respond.
  • Most respondents were interested in an early-reader discount for the “The Data Conversion Cycle,” but few wanted to leave an Email address. I’ll be sure to post a news item when it gets closer.
  • Most respondents skipped the chance to give me more specific requests, but I did get requests for more case studies, more MS Project how-to articles, as well as more on risk management practices and on test planning.

I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Naturally, I’ll take all of this feedback into account in preparing posts in the coming year. But I also respond to comments and Emails, so feel free to speak up if you want to see more (or less) of something.

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About Dave Gordon

Dave Gordon is a project manager with over twenty five years of experience in implementing human capital management and payroll systems, including SaaS solutions like Workday and premises-based ERP solutions like PeopleSoft and ADP Enterprise. He has an MS in IT with a concentration in project management, and a BS in Business. In addition to his articles and blog posts, he curates a weekly roundup of articles on project management, and he has authored or contributed to several books on project management.