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Study Details – Multiprojektmanagement-Benchmarking-Studien
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Study Details

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aa_engNowadays projects compete for scarce resources and have become more complex. Thus, managing projects require a holistic view of the project landscape of an organization. The two departments of Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical Universities Berlin and Darmstadt explore in close partnership with organizations managerial critical success factors in project landscapes.

For more than ten years, the research group Multi-Project Management (MPM), initiated by the professors Hans Georg Gemünden (Norwegian Business School, former TU Berlin) and Alexander Kock (TU Darmstadt), evaluated best practices and success factors in project portfolio management through benchmarking studies. In the past seven study waves, more than 600 companies have participated, with a common portfolio value of more than € 150 billion. The analysis of more than 70,000 detailed answers culminated date in more than 30 scientific publications and eight successful dissertations. The analysis paves the way for efficient and effective multi project management.

In addition, each company receives a final report of the study that shows critical contexts in multi-project management and gives recommendations.



Benchmarking process

Every two years we offer the opportunity to measure your MPM Performance through our Benchmarking Study. The next study wave – which is already the 8th study –  starts in April 2017.

After your registration we will send you the documents via mail. Then you have 4 to 6 weeks to fill out the questionnaires and return them to us (online). The data collection period lasts for about 4 months. Afterwards, the questionnaires will be analyzed, your individual report will be prepared and send to you. Lastly, you have the opportunity to join the MPM conference where the study results are presented, attend interesting presentations, and can network with other participants and talk about best practices and currents trends in multi-project management.




  • Determine and display „best practices“
  • Comparison between Top and Low Performers
  • Description of current trends and developments in multi-project management
  • Comparison and interpretation of the results with previous studies
  • Analysis of success factors across all phases of project portfolio management



Target Group

Our benchmarking studies target large- and medium-sized enterprises that manage at least 20 projects parallel and therefore face the challenges of multi-project management. Our practice partner are Project Portfolio Coordinators, e.g. Multi-Project Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers and Project Management Offices (PMO) and Portfolio Decision Makers, e.g. from board, business, divisional and departmental management.



Added value as a participant

  • Individual feedback report with comparision of your MPM performance with top and low performers level
  • Evaluating the MPM-performance development for regular participants
  • A scientifically proven questionnaire for further internal evaluation
  • Guaranteed attendence to the MPM conference to a reduced price
  • Different perspectives of MPM in your company
  • Final report is free for participating companies, as study is funded from research budgets



Your Contribution as a Participant

You receive three questionnaires that should be filled out from different people:


  • One questionnaire for the Project Portfolio Coordinator: The target group are people who have a very good overview of the multi-project management in their company.
  • One questionnaire for the Project Portfolio Decision-Makers: The target group is the senior management that makes decisions regarding the selection, prioritization, or cancellation of projects.


  • Questionnaires for Project Managers: The target group are project managers, who ideally have several years of experience within the company.


Interested? Sign up here for your participation.


Excerpt from the participants of previous studies

3M ESPE | ABB | Airbus | AXA| Axel Springer SE | Bayer Beiersdorf | BeOne Hamburg GmbH | Biotronik | BMW | Bombardier | Bosch Rexroth AG | Bundesagentur für Arbeit Nürnberg | Citibank | Claas | Coca-Cola | Continental |Daimler | DAK | Deutsche Bahn |Deutsche Bank | DFS | Deutsche Lufthansa | Deutsche Telekom | Dr. Acel & Partner AG| DZ Bank AG | E.ON | E.R. Capital Holding GmbH  | Evonik | | F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd | Federal-Mogul Sealing System GmbH | Flughafen Zürich AG | Giesecke&Devrient |Gothaer Versicherung | GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e.V. | Hamburger Sparkasse | Harting Electronics GmbH & Co. KG  | Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG | Helbako GmbH | Helsana | Henkel | HP | Hochtief | Huber Suhner AG  | HUK-Coburg | Investitionsbank Berlin | KfW Bankengruppe | Kistler Instrumente AG | KKH-Kaufmännische Krankenkasse | Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier | LogicX GmbH | Lufthansa Cargo AG | MAN | Mann + Hummel | Media-Saturn Holding GmbH | Motorola | Novartis O2 | Otto Bock | Paul Hettich | Parexel | PepsiCo Deutschland GmbH | Putzmeister | Robert Bosch | RWE | SAP | SBB | Schaeffler | Schreiner Group | Siemens| skyguide | STADA Arzneimittel AG  | Stadtsparkasse München | Standard Life Versicherungen | SV Swissport International Ltd. International | Symrise AG | TARGOBANK AG & Co. KGaA | Thyssen Krupp | Trumpf | Union Investment | Vattenfall | Volkswagen | WILO SE | Wittenstein | Zurich Group | Zürcher Kantonalbank