Study Details

Europe's largest scientifically based multi-project management study!

Nowadays projects compete for scarce resources and have become more complex. Thus, managing projects require a holistic view of the project landscape of an organization. The two departments of Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical Universities Berlin and Darmstadt explore in close partnership with organizations managerial critical success factors in project landscapes.

For more than ten years, the research group Multi-Project Management (MPM), initiated by the professors Hans Georg Gemünden (Norwegian Business School, former TU Berlin)

and Alexander Kock (TU Darmstadt), evaluated best practices and success factors in project portfolio management through benchmarking studies. In the past seven study waves, more than 600 companies have participated, with a common portfolio value of more than € 150 billion. The analysis of more than 70,000 detailed answers culminated date in more than 30 scientific publications and eight successful dissertations. The analysis paves the way for efficient and effective multi-project management.

The study

Regular cycle

Every two years, we offer the opportunity to measure and anonymously compare your MPM performance through our benchmarking study. Die nächste Studie startet bereits Anfang 2020. By participating in the study you will receive an individual comparison mit der größten MPM-Datenbasis Europas und einem company-specific feedback report to your MPM performance. Secure your study participation and register online using our registration form.


After your registration via our registration form we will send you personalized links by e-mail to participate in our survey. You will then have 4 to 6 weeks to fill out the survey online. The survey takes about 4 months. Subsequently, we evaluate the results, create your individual final report and send it to you by e-mail. Finally we invite you to join us at 05. and 06. March 2020 for the MPM User Conference in Darmstadt. There you can expect the presentation of the study results, inspiring practical lectures as well as the exchange with other study participants about best practices and current trends in multi-project management.


Determine and display “best practices”

Comparison of participating companies with

top and low performers.

Representation of current trends and developments within the field of multi-project management

Comparison and interpretation of the results with previous studies

Analysis of success factors across all phases of project portfolio management

Target Group

Our benchmarking studies target large- and medium-sized enterprises that manage at least 20 projects parallel and therefore face the challenges of multi-project management.


Our practice partner are Project Portfolio Coordinators, e.g. Multi-Project Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers and Project Management Offices (PMO) and Portfolio Decision Makers, e.g. from board, business, divisional and departmental management.

Added value as a participant

Individual feedback report

with comparision of your MPM performance with top and low performers level

Evaluating the MPM performance development

in comparison with participation in previous MPM studies (only with previous participation)

Final report of the study

with critical success factors and recommendations for action for a successful MPM

A scientifically proven questionnaire

for further internal evaluation

Guaranteed attendence

to the MPM conference to a reduced price

The Study is free of charge for participating companies

as the study is financed by research funds

Your Contribution as a Participant

You receive three questionnaires that should be filled out from different people:

Project Portfolio Decision-Makers

The target group is the senior management that makes decisions regarding the selection, prioritization, or cancellation of projects. A decision maker questionnaire must be completed for each portfolio. The time required to complete the questionnaire is approx. 25 minutes.

Project Portfolio Coordinator

The target group are people who have a very good overview of the multi-project management in their company. A coordinator questionnaire is required for each portfolio. The time required to complete the questionnaire is approx. 60 minutes.

Project Managers

The target group are project managers, who ideally have several years of experience within the company. Any number of questionnaires can be processed per portfolio. The time required for processing the questionnaires is approx. 20 minutes.

Dieser Fragebogen ist optional.

Excerpt from the participants of previous studies

3M ESPE | ABB | Airbus | AXA | Axel Springer SE | Bayer | Beiersdorf | BeOne Hamburg GmbH | Biotronik | BMW | Bombardier | Bosch Rexroth AG | Bundesagentur für Arbeit Nürnberg | Bundesamt für Landestopografie swisstopo | Citibank | Claas | Coca-Cola | Continental | Daimler | DAK | Deutsche Bahn | Deutsche Bank | DFS | Deutsche Lufthansa | Deutsche Telekom | Dr. Acel & Partner AG | DZ Bank AG | E.ON | E.R. Capital Holding GmbH | Evonik | F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd | Federal-Mogul Sealing System GmbH | Flughafen Zürich AG | Giesecke&Devrient | Gothaer Versicherung | GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e.V. | Hamburger Sparkasse | Harting Electronics GmbH & Co. KG Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG | Helbako GmbH | Helsana | Henkel | HP | Hochtief | Huber Suhner AG | HUK-Coburg | Investitionsbank Berlin | Inselspital Bern | KfW Bankengruppe | Kistler Instrumente AG | KKH-Kaufmännische Krankenkasse | Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier | LogicX GmbH | Lufthansa Cargo AG | MAN | Mann + Hummel | Media-Saturn Holding GmbH | Motorola | Novartis O2 | Otto Bock | Paul Hettich | Parexel | PepsiCo Deutschland GmbH | Putzmeister | Robert Bosch | RWE | SAP | SBB | Schaeffler | Schreiner Group | Siemens | skyguide | STADA Arzneimittel AG | Stadtsparkasse München | Standard Life Versicherungen | SV Sparkassenversicherung | Swissport International Ltd. International | Symrise AG | TARGOBANK AG & Co. KGaA | Thurgauer Kantonalbank | Thyssen Krupp | Trumpf | Union Investment | Vattenfall | Volkswagen | WILO SE | Wittenstein | Zurich Group | Zürcher Kantonalbank uvm.

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