Post-battle, Keep the Troops

SAN MATEO (01/31/2000) - A recent survey of senior financial and IT executives at large U.S. corporations reveals that U.S. organizations plan to keep project teams beyond Y2K projects to strengthen project management skills across the board. Most teams reported being able to confidently relate bad news to the top management, and virtually all agreed that the executive staff was receptive to that type of information. A majority of the respondents felt that organizations' project management skills need strengthening, with CIOs overwhelmingly responding in the affirmative.

44% - Organizations that set up project management teams specifically to deal with Y2K59% - Organizations that will keep the teams in place over the long term82% - Project management teams that have no qualms delivering bad news to the executive staff93% - Percent of executive staffs perceived to be receptive to bad news

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