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Project manager competencies in a knowledge-based society

Shirazi, Ali & Hampson, Keith (1998) Project manager competencies in a knowledge-based society. In Hughes, W. (Ed.) Proceedings 14th Annual ARCOM Conference, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, University of Reading, United Kingdom, pp. 50-59.

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Abstract

The construction phase of building projects is often a crucial influencing factor in success or failure of projects. Project managers are believed to play a significant role in firms’ success and competitiveness. Therefore, it is important for firms to better understand the demands of managing projects and the competencies that project managers require for more effective project delivery. In a survey of building project managers in the state of Queensland, Australia, it was found that management and information management system are the top ranking competencies required by effective project managers. Furthermore, a significant number of respondents identified the site manager, construction manager and client’s representative as the three individuals whose close and regular contacts with project managers have the greatest influence on the project managers’ performance. Based on these findings, an intra-project workgroups model is proposed to help project managers facilitate more effective management of people and information on building projects.

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ID Code: 51088
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: competency; information; productivity; project manager; team
ISBN: 0953416100
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2012 13:30
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 13:30

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