Selecting Project Managers: An Integrated List of Predictors

Dr. Normand Pettersen, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

Project Management Journal 22, no. 2 (June 1991)

AS AN ORGANIZATIONAL FORM, project management is both flexible and changing and appears to provide a promising answer to the challenge of modern organizational complexity. However, this form of management, more organic than functional, has its less advantageous point too. It seems to be accepted in the field that project managers who evolve within a context made more difficult by the variety and complexity of its activities—a context characterized by disorder, ambiguity, and disjunction between formal authority and responsibility—need to develop skills different ...

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