Project Management Training: An Integrative Approach for Strengthening the Soft Skills of Engineering Students

Ballesteros Sánchez, Luis Ignacio and Ortiz Marcos, Isabel and Rodríguez Rivero, Rocío and Juan Ruiz, Jesús (2017). Project Management Training: An Integrative Approach for Strengthening the Soft Skills of Engineering Students. "International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 33 (n. 6(A)); pp. 1912-1926. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Title: Project Management Training: An Integrative Approach for Strengthening the Soft Skills of Engineering Students
Author/s:
  • Ballesteros Sánchez, Luis Ignacio
  • Ortiz Marcos, Isabel
  • Rodríguez Rivero, Rocío
  • Juan Ruiz, Jesús
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Education
Date: 2017
Volume: 33
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: project management; engineering students; competences; soft skills
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The need to rethink project management practices and review how different competences of project managers can be reinforced remains a crucial challenge. This study is intended to explore how soft skills can be measured and strengthened in project management training of engineering students. The purpose is to define and test a valid framework that will help to better design, assess and improve project management training programs. This research has been carried out with 67 engineering students in the role of project managers who lead 456 team members. The main results of this study include the definition of a Soft Skills Index for measurement of soft skills in project management, the assessment of improvements perceived by the students on completion of the training experience and an analysis of the correlation between hard and soft skills.

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Item ID: 49810
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49810/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49810
Official URL: https://www.ijee.ie/contents/c330617A.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Apr 2018 14:12
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 14:12
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