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Project Management and the Role of the Project Manager (Classic Reprint)

Project Management and the Role of the Project Manager (Classic Reprint)

ISBN: 9781333763916
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
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Excerpt from Project Management and the Role of the Project Manager
As part of a larger study of project management, (marquis and Straight (rubin and Marquis data were gathered on the background characteristics of a large sample of project managers. Although the project manager's role is felt to be critical, little empirical research exists to suggest which personal characteristics or role behaviors most directly affect project performance.
Several questions can be asked in this regard. First, is there a relationship between project manager characteristics and project characteristics? In other words, do organizations select project managers with particular traits to work on certain kinds of projects? Swanson [6] suggests that the selection process of project managers is understandable and describable even though it is carried out in an informal and mostly unconscious way. A set of criteria involving technical and contract administrative experience are matched with characteristics of particular individuals. Ordinarily, one person is tentatively selected at the outset, and his match is compared with that of others who come into consideration (marquis Second, if such a decision process exists, can its usefulness by validated by examining its impact on project performance?
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