State of Software Project Management 2015 – Extended

Do you know of a survey that is freely available that analyses information about Software Project Managers and how they think and work? No? Do you think it would be useful to have a baseline of key aspects of the state of Software Project Management assessed and updated from time-to-time? This would be based on a set of responses from Project Managers (in the generic sense of anyone working in a management function within a software development project) to questions on: basic demographics, project management experience, learning pathways, problems they are facing and what they see as their outlook for the next period. The results would be open-sourced, both analysis and raw data alike with secondary analysis provided to gain greater insights. You can see some interim examples released already this time around, based on the responses that I’ve received up to the end of November. Well, the answers could be closer than we think, but I need your help. I’ve started such a survey, called the State of Software Project Management 2015, and opened up the first round of questions for responses on 23/11/15.  I had planned to close the survey at the end of November, but have extended the closing date until midnight 7th December, as measured at Baker Island (a US Minor outlying island and in the latest time zone on earth). What we will all get from this...

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