THE ROLE OF PROJECT MANAGER COMPETENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUCCESS: THE CASE OF A UTILITY COMPANY
Keywords:Project management success, Project manager attributes, Balanced leadership, Project complexity levels.
A project manager’s competency depends on the project’s complexity and includes a unique set of personal attributes and the ability to apply appropriate leadership styles. This paper reports on a Delphi study that includes the views of 30 experts – employed by a utility that executes projects with different levels of complexity. The results confirm that project manager competence is influenced by leadership styles that are appropriate for specific project lifecycle stages and levels of project complexity, as well as specific personal attributes. The study thus provides guidance regarding the project manager competence that is required for specific situations.
How to Cite
Blom, T., Steyn, H., & Bond-Barnard, T. J. (2023). THE ROLE OF PROJECT MANAGER COMPETENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUCCESS: THE CASE OF A UTILITY COMPANY. The South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 34(1), 143–154. Retrieved from https://sajie.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1292
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