GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Projektmanagement und EBS business school publish study ‘With project firms succeed’ Nuremberg, 16.02.2012 – In a top management event in Frankfurt on the main company for project management and the EBS business school have presented the results of their most recent top management study GPM Deutsche. Over 200 top managers from the capital goods industry were asked. The study shows that the Projektifizierung, i.e. the amount of work being done in the form of projects progressing faster than predicted. Almost 50% of the weekly working time accounts for project work. Another positive result of the study is that top management has recognized the role of the projects for the strategic development of companies: 83% of top managers the importance of overall a very high or high project management, almost 60% see project management as important for strategic corporate development. Top manager invest almost 50% of their work time in the care and Management of projects. Key success factor for the handling of projects is the organizational competence of companies, specific project management skills in the areas of leadership, structure, processes and culture.

Reinhard Wagner, GPM Board R & D / international: the results clearly show that top managers as an important element of their work understand projects and are increasingly willing to invest time and money in project management. Overall good conditions for a further professionalization of the discipline. The rising competitive pressure with serious consequences for deadlines, costs and quality in projects requires also a continuous improvement of the organizational competencies in project management. The key role to this top management.” More information, sample and ordering (249,00): know_how/studienergebnisse/mit_projekten_unternehmen_erfolgreich_fuehren_studie_2012.html GPM German Association for project management The GPM is the leading trade association for Project management in Germany. With currently more than 5,900 members and 300 companies from all sectors of the economy, universities and public institutions, the GPM is the largest network of project management professionals on the European continent. The primary target of 1979 founded GPM is to promote the application of project management in Germany, to develop, to systematize, standardize and redistribute.