Experiences of Accidental Project Managers - An Australian Survey
MetadataShow full item record
The accidental project manager is part of project management folklore. Many project managers enter into project management by accident, with little preparation for this challenging role. This paper presents the results of research into the experiences of accidental project managers in Perth, Western Australia, based on questionnaires from 46 individuals principally from the government sector. The key conclusions are: project managers are principally selected due to their technical knowledge or expertise; there is a gap between the skills the project manager possesses and the skills requiredof the role; organisations make personal development opportunities available to accidental project managers principally through training and experience; there is a lack of project management methodologies, tools and techniques to support accidental project managers
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
McManus, Alexandra; Weinstein, P.; Bertolatti, Dean; Devine, B. (2007)There are no evidence-based guidelines for the management of accidental faecal releases (AFR) in Australia. A pilot study conducted with public swimming complexes chosen based upon their level of risk during the peak usage ...
Researchers' experience with project management in health and medical research: Results from a post-project reviewPayne, J.; France, K.; Henley, N.; D'antoine, Heather; Bartu, Anne; Elliott, E.; Bower, C. (2011)Background: Project management is widely used to deliver projects on time, within budget and of defined quality. However, there is little published information describing its use in managing health and medical research ...
Leadership partnership : Chinese and expatriate managers in multi-national construction companies in Hong KongWong, Philco Nai-keung (2012)In the era of globalization, people from various cultures are being put together and interactions between them in the workplace are inevitable. The construction industry is no exception. How the management personnel respond ...