Today, more than ever, we are witnessing the use of project management to drive business prosperity, deliver strategic investments into public infrastructure, and introduce new products and services to market.

The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and KPMG share a common purpose to help Australian organisations – both public and private – to deliver these projects effectively. We believe improving our national capability to effectively deliver significant and complex projects is of critical importance to driving Australia forward.

It will be our intention to run this survey regularly in order to establish a longitudinal view of changing practices, attitudes and performance of projects in the Australian environment.

The modern practices of project and program management have been with the business community for several decades. They have been enhanced, improved, and newer versions of the practices have been introduced.

Anecdotally, in Australia, we have continued to hear stories of poor project delivery and continued challenges to deliver important strategic projects. However, there has been a paucity of formal, factual data on the state of play in project management.

AIPM and KPMG have endeavoured to address this gap through a collaborative research survey. The survey results represent the collective opinions and observations of project practitioners at the coalface of delivery, and provide insights into what is working, and what is not, in the project management market.

We believe there is a significant opportunity for organisations and project delivery practitioners to learn from the findings of this survey to enhance strategic project success and deliver better business performance outcomes.