Information technology project managers’ competencies: An analysis of performance and personal competencies

Author
Carl Marnewick
Author
Wikus Erasmus
Author
Nazeer Joseph

Synopsis

The purpose of this book is to shed light on the performance and personal competencies of information technology (IT) project managers in South Africa. Predictive models are built to determine what project managers consider the crucial competencies they should possess to deliver an IT project successfully. This investigation takes place in the context of poor IT project success rates globally and, in particular, in South Africa.

This novel research seeks to extend the debate on project success beyond what constitutes success or failure, but seeks to find clarity in what IT project managers believe are the essential competencies in practice. This quantitative research gathered data by way of an online survey based on literature regarding the Project Management Competency Development Framework (PMCDF). The population consisted of IT project managers in South Africa. Four hundred and two respondents chose to share their insights. Through the use of descriptive and multivariate statistics, major competency factors were identified. These factors were used in structural equation modelling to build various validated predictive models.

This book contributes to the current body of knowledge by uncovering the competencies that IT project managers consider themselves competent in. The structural equation models indicated predictors of perceived competence by IT project managers and where these perceived competencies differ from literature. Twelve managerial implications are highlighted in the final chapter that seek to draw the myriad threads together into a coherent summary. It is apparent that IT project managers do not consider the PMCDF important in its entirety, but instead choose to focus on certain competencies.

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    Introduction to project management competencies
    Wikus Erasmus, Carl Marnewick, Nazeer Joseph
  • Chapter 2
    Industry overview of project manager competencies
    Wikus Erasmus, Carl Marnewick, Nazeer Joseph
  • Chapter 3
    Project management certifications’ influence on project success
    Wikus Erasmus, Carl Marnewick, Nazeer Joseph
  • Chapter 4
    Information technology project managers’ performance competencies
    Wikus Erasmus, Carl Marnewick, Nazeer Joseph
  • Chapter 5
    Information technology project managers’ personal competence
    Wikus Erasmus, Carl Marnewick, Nazeer Joseph
  • Chapter 6
    Factors and models for competence units
    Wikus Erasmus, Carl Marnewick, Nazeer Joseph
  • Chapter 7
    Managerial implications and suggestions
    Wikus Erasmus, Carl Marnewick, Nazeer Joseph

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