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Project management issues revealed by survey

09 June 2017

More than 75% of IT, telecoms, marketing and engineering projects take longer to deliver than expected, according to a recent survey.

This was mainly attributed to lack of resource and poor time management by 75% of those surveyed, said the study conducted by Access Group, which contacted 500 professionals around the UK.

Just 25 respondents reported that more than 90% of their projects ran to schedule and 15% blamed a lack of tools for their late-running projects.

Projects in the East of England were the least efficient, with respondents reporting that their projects ran late more often than note at a rate of between 91% and 100% of the time.

After publishing the results of its survey, Access Group said this showed that poor project management was affecting every aspect of business life and not just large, national projects.

Director Steve Berridge described utilisation as a key metric and stressed the importance of understanding individual roles within organisations "and where they're spending their time to make sure their time is focussed on fee-related activity rather than non-fee related activity, such as internal meetings and proposal writings".

"Too many organisations can recruit more than they need, therefore bringing in more cost to a business without considering utilisation first," said Mr Berridge.


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