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The Human Side of Project Management: Leadership Skills by Jianguo Chen, Qian Shi

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CHAPTER 7

A System for Selecting and Assessing Project Leaders

Based on the research findings, we designed a selecting and assessing system for the project leader. Shown in Figure 7-1, in order to ensure project success, two things with regard to project leadership should be carefully paid attention to. First, before the project starts, a good project leader must be selected. Second, as the project progresses, the performance of the project leader must be assessed periodically in order to find out if he or she lacks any important leadership skills. Then, a corresponding improvement plan for the project leader can be constructed.

1. Project Starting Stage

When starting a new project, a suitable project leader must be selected. The selection ...

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