Back for the eleventh year, the 2015 Institute of Project Management Practitioner Survey Results once again provides an independent view into the lives and careers of project management practitioners in Ireland.
After 11 years of producing this research from our diploma students and seeing the changes that have happened in the discipline, it is hard not to be drawn to the fact that project management is still an exciting and evolving practice.
Projects begin and end with people, and competent execution is at the heart of every successful project. In general, the survey findings suggest that the people/practitioners are in an upbeat mood.
The results indicate that while the people are actually working well in excess of their formally required hours, over 70% of them see their potential job opportunities/promotion prospects improving.
Some 60% have received salary increases in the last year with almost half of these getting an increase of between 1% - 3%.
In 2016 the number expecting a salary increase rises to just over 70%.
In the project management field, having a professional certification is of great value because it shows you are qualified for the job and sets you apart from other candidates. The Institute of Project Management offers a plethora of courses for improvement in all project management areas, which, by attending, also get you certificates and Professional Development Units (PDUs).