The impact of projectification on managers: main challenges

Ballesteros Sánchez, Luis Ignacio and Ortiz Marcos, Isabel and Rodríguez Rivero, Rocío (2018). The impact of projectification on managers: main challenges. In: "The 6th IPMA Research Conference : Project Management and its impact on societies", September 03-05, 2018, Río de Janeiro, Brasil. pp. 87-97.

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Title: The impact of projectification on managers: main challenges
Author/s:
  • Ballesteros Sánchez, Luis Ignacio
  • Ortiz Marcos, Isabel
  • Rodríguez Rivero, Rocío
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The 6th IPMA Research Conference : Project Management and its impact on societies
Event Dates: September 03-05, 2018
Event Location: Río de Janeiro, Brasil
Title of Book: The 6th IPMA Research Conference : Project Management and its impact on societies
Date: May 2018
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Project managers; Challenges; Competences; Projectification
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

PURPOSE: The goal of this research is to understand how project managers are adapting to current projectification environment and what are the main challenges they have to deal with in a day to day project work. METHODOLOGY: This research was conducted by means of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. The participants in the study were 15 project managers and 57 project team’s members. A content analysis of the data was conducted regarding strengths and weaknesses from the project manager’s self-perceptions and project team members’ perceptions, using an inductive approach. FINDINGS: The research reveals interesting insights, such as the identification of emerging challenges for the project managers of today, such as dealing with communications issues, the motivation of project team members, leadership, and increasing emotional management and confidence. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS: The main limitation is related to the size and location of the sample, which represents the point of view of 15 Spanish Project managers and the members of their work teams and sets the cultural aspect aside. ORIGINALITY: This new era is changing how organizations and managers have to deal with people management, evolving towards more flexible and engaging leadership styles. This paper helps providing new insights into emerging challenges and needs of project managers, integrating team member’s perceptions.

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Item ID: 54780
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54780/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54780
Official URL: http://www.ipma-research-conference.world/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 May 2019 18:25
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 18:25
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