RMI Surveys

RMI Survey Series for Resource Management

The Resource Management Institute conducts a series of short surveys to help professionals compare and contrast their Resource Management operations to their peer groups. Participants who complete these short surveys will receive the consolidated data back after the survey closes. This unique and resource management specific research information targets the IT services industry overall including enterprise IT departments, professional and consulting services, and field and support services organizations. Each survey in the series explores various aspects of running Resource Management operations.

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Sourcing Strategies

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The survey on Sourcing Strategies is now open. This research will identify trends in sourcing strategies to address needs for capacity, flexibility, and cost. The below link takes you directly to the survey. It only takes a few minutes to complete.

Completed Surveys

The below surveys have closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. RMI members can click on the survey name to view the research report. Not an RMI member? Join today.

  • Strategy and Management

      • Research collected from this survey included topics such as how companies organize their Resource Management Office function, the ratio of RMs to the number of staff that they are planning for, the base/denominator that the RM teams use to calculate utilization, and what the average utilization was in the respondents company.
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  • Automation Tools

      • Research collected from this survey focused on how satisfied respondents are with their PSA/PPM tool, what functions they are using the tool for, how satisfied are they with the RM functionality of their tool, and if they are still maintaining the use of spreadsheets to assist with the management of resources.
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  • Resource Management Processes

      • Research collected from this survey focused on if respondents have a formal documented process for RM, how they develop their RM processes, how they rate their level of maturity and adoption of RM practices in their organization, how do they train those involved in RM, and their objectives for effective RM.
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  • Inhibitors to Effective Resource Management

      • Research collected from this survey focused on the largest inhibitors respondents have to effective resource management, process support for resource management, current inhibitors in respondents automation support for resource management, and what current automation deficiencies respondents plan on addressing.
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  • Profession of Being an RM/RMO Leader

      • Research collected from this survey focused on many dimensions of the RM/RMO leader’s role including how many resource managers are in the respondent’s organizations and how many resources those RMs manage, organizational reporting, training, career planning, compensation and more. This first of its kind survey provides valuable benchmark information for services teams focused on resource management initiatives.
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  • Resource Utilization

      • Resource utilization has clearly hit the radar as more important than ever for project-based businesses. Research collected from this survey focused on how many resources organizations manage, standard hours used in utilization calculation, utilization targets, and automation tools used to measure and report utilization results.
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  • Skills Tracking and Management

      • The skills database is the backbone of a good resource management process. Coupled with a resource demand forecast, an effective skills database supports the provision of needed information regarding skills capacity, type, availability, proficiencies and more allowing service delivery teams to plan for and staff projects with the right people in the right place at the right time. This research survey explored both process and technology factors related to skills tracking and management.
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  • RMO Organizations

      • This survey focused on getting better data on typical RMO size, structure, spend, workload ratios, key success measures, and more. The report is the industry’s most in-depth look yet at the role of the Resource Management Office (RMO) in three different project-based domains. Professional/Consulting services and Enterprise/IT services made up 93% of the respondents. Recently added to the Survey Series is input from Product Development organizations representing 7% of respondents.
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  • Resource Management Automation Solutions

      • This report examines the role of automation tools for Resource Management in three different project-based domains and gathered data from 60 different companies including IT services, professional services and product development executives and managers, resource managers, and resource management office leadership.
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  • Resource Utilization 2019

      • Resource utilization continues to gain industry focus with project-based businesses, with important progress on the fundamentals of better metrics, governance and management. Survey input was provided from 56 different companies, by Professional Services, Enterprise IT, and Product Development executives, resource and project managers and resource management office leadership.
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