Study details

Europas größte, wissenschaftlich fundierte Multiprojektmanagement-Studie!

Projects today are inevitably in competition for resources and have complex content and time dependencies. This has given rise to management tasks that require a holistic view of a company's project landscape. The Departments of Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical Universities of Darmstadt and Berlin are researching the critical success factors in the management of project landscapes in close co-operation with practitioners. For over twenty years, the multi-project management (MPM) research group led by Professors Alexander Kock (TU Darmstadt) and Hans Georg Gemünden (TU Berlin) has been analysing

Best Practices and success factors in project portfolio management as part of regular benchmarking studies. In the past ten benchmarking studies, over 900 companies with a combined portfolio volume of more than €150bn have been analysed. The analysis of over 800,000 detailed responses has resulted in over 200 scientific publications and twelve successful dissertations to date. The findings contain levers for designing more efficient and effective multi-project management in the future.

The MPM 11 focus topic

Transformation of the Project Portfolio Management:

Project portfolio management must be adaptable in order to meet the demands of today's fast-moving world.


Smart. How do artificial intelligence and agile methods affect your project portfolio management?

Sustainable. How can you harmonize your interests with your environment, your team, your customers and your partners?

Successful? What makes your project management successful today and what will ensure your success of tomorrow?

 

All the information on the study can be found in compact form in our information flyer.

Excerpt of the general and individual final report of the MPM Study 2022

Excerpt of the general and individual final report of the MPM Study 2022 (in English)

Regular cycle

Every two years, we offer you the opportunity to regularly measure and anonymously compare your MPM performance through our benchmarking study. By participating in the study, you will receive an individual comparison with the largest MPM database in Europe and a company-specific feedback report on your MPM performance. Secure your study participation and register online via our registration form.

Schedule

After your registration via our registration form, we will send you personalised links to participate in our survey. You will then have 4 to 6 weeks to complete the survey online. The study survey will take around 4 months in total. We will then analyse the results, create your individual report and send it to you by e-mail. Finally, we will invite you to the virtual MPM user conference in spring 2025. There you can expect a presentation of the study results, inspiring practical presentations and an exchange with other study participants on best practices and current trends in multi-project management.

Study goals

Identification and highlighting of "best practices"

Comparison of participating companies with top and low performers.

Presentation 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

An unseren Benchmarking-Studien können Groß- und Mittelstandsunternehmen, die sich den Herausforderungen des Multiprojektmanagements gegenübergestellt sehen und mindestens 20 Projekte parallel zu managen haben, teilnehmen.

The addressees are project portfolio coordinators such as multi-project managers, portfolio managers, programme managers, members of the Project Management Office (PMO) and portfolio decision-makers from the board of directors, business, divisional, and departmental management.

Your benefits as study participant

Individual feedback report

with comparision of your MPM performance with top and low performers

Evaluation of the MPM performance development

in comparison with the participation in previous MPM studies (only for previous participants)

Report of the study

with critical success factors and recommendations for a successful MPM

A scientifically proven questionnaire

for further internal evaluation

Guaranteed participation

at the virtual user conference

Free participation,

as the study is financed by research funds

Your contribution as study participant

We provide you with access to three different questionnaires, which can be conveniently completed online by different groups of informants:

Project Portfolio Decision-Makers

The target group is senior management, which makes decisions on project selection, postponement or termination. One decision maker questionnaire per portfolio is required. The time required for processing is about 25 minutes.

Project Portfolio Coordinator

The target group are people who have a very good overview of multi-project management as a coordinator in the company. One coordinator questionnaire per portfolio is required. The time required for processing is approx. 60 minutes.

Project Managers

The target group are project managers of the company portfolio, who ideally have several years of experience in the company. Any number of project manager questionnaires can be processed per portfolio. The time required for processing is about 20 minutes.


Excerpt from the participants of previous studies

Airbus | AirPlus International | ASTRA | Atmos Medizintechnik | AXA Konzern | Bahlsen | Basler Versicherungen | Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe | Biotronik | Boehringer Ingelheim | Bosch Rexroth | BRITA | Brose | Bundesamt für Zoll und Grenzsicherheit | CARIAD | Continental | Daimler Truck | Deutsche Bahn | DekaBank | Deutsche Telekom | DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung | DHL Hub | DZ Bank | Elektrobit Automotive | Evonik Nutrition & Care | Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg | Flughafen München | Fresenius Kabi | Fresenius Medical Care | Generali Versicherungen | Hella | Helvetia Versicherungen | Hohenstei Institute | HUK-COBURG | Infineon | Inselspital Bern | IT-Systemhaus der Bundesagentur für Arbeit | Jungheinrich | KfW Bankengruppe | Klinikverbund Südwest | Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier | Krones | Lufthansa | Merck | Molkerei Alois Müller | ÖBB | Oerlikon | OSRAM | PHOENIX Group | PwC | Pilatus Flugzeugwerke | Raiffeisen-Landesbank | Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund | Rehau | Robert Bosch | SBB | Schaeffler | Schunk | Siemens | Siemens Healthineers | STADA Arzneimittel | Stadler Rail | Stadtsparkasse München | SV Sparkassenversicherung | Swissport International | TARGOBANK | Thurgauer Kantonalbank | Thieme Gruppe | traffiQ | TRUMPF | TÜV Nord Mobilität | Union Investment | Vaillant Group | Vattenfall Europe | VHV Vereinigte Hannoversche Versicherung | Viessmann Elektronik | Volpi | Volkswagen | Volksbank | Webasto | WILO | WITTENSTEIN | Wüstenrot & Württembergische | ZF Friedrichshafen | Zurich Versicherung uvm.


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