IPMA-USA Invites You to Participate in the 2016 Study of Product Team Performance



January 26, 2016 – Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA – IPMA-USA Director of Marketing Stacy Goff announces the fifth year of a cross-industry study on Product (and project) Team Performance. For the last four years, IPMA-USA has participated, together with IPMA, in this Global Study of Product Team Performance, managed by ProdBok editor Greg Geracie, of Actuation Consulting. The survey, while targeted at Product Managers, also very much reflects and involves Project and Program Managers who work with new products.

160128-pmwJ43-ipma-usa-IMAGE1We also know that that the most savvy project and program managers pay close attention to the issues and innovations of adjacent professional groups, such as Product Managers, Business Development Managers, Proposal Managers, Contract Managers and Business Analysts. The 2016 survey is available, and awaiting your responses now.

Each year’s survey asks a standard set of questions that help to closely monitor industry trends including product development methodology adoption rates, how product teams perceive the effectiveness of their performance, and a wide range of other topics. This year additional questions explore what we have learned from previous studies and what we are witnessing in the marketplace in real-time.

If you are interested in seeing last year’s study – to get a sense of the output of this unique market research – you can download the 2015 Study of Product Team Performance study results here. The link to the download does require submitting your email address, name, and organization, but we have worked with Greg for five years, and he has never abused this information. For those of you who don’t care for white papers (we know you are out there!) there are six pages of infographics summarizing key data points that are very Twitter friendly. You can access them by clicking on this link.

This year’s new questions focus on product engineering and project life cycle methods, requirements prioritization methods, and User Experience. To take this survey, click the picture at above right. Note that this year, you advance or go back to the prior survey page by clicking the orange buttons at lower left and right; we missed that at first.

The survey takes approximately eight minutes to fill out and it’s very user friendly. All responses are anonymous. There is an option to self-identify if you decide you would like to participate in future studies or be the first to receive this year’s white paper.

The survey closes in late March, and we really need a nice proportion of competent and performing project and program managers in the survey results. If you provide your contact information at the end of the survey, you will be entered into a random drawing for a new IPad Mini! IPMA-USA strongly encourages you to participate in this study!


160128-pmwJ43-ipma-usa-LOGOFounded in 2001, IPMA-USA is a member-driven, not-for-profit USA professional association, formed to meet the unfilled needs of today’s Program and Project Managers, stakeholders, and their Enterprises.

As the USA member of the International Project Management Association, the world’s first project management professional association, we work with over sixty other global professional associations to accomplish our Vision: A World where all projects succeed.

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