A new personal competencies approach: Bridging the gap between engineers and project managers

Ballesteros Sánchez, Luis Ignacio and Ortiz Marcos, Isabel and Rodríguez Rivero, Rocío (2019). A new personal competencies approach: Bridging the gap between engineers and project managers. In: "10th INEKA Conference. Knowledge, Business, and Innovation. Economies and sustainability of future growth", June 11-13, 2019, Verona, Italy. pp. 1-38.

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Title: A new personal competencies approach: Bridging the gap between engineers and project managers
Author/s:
  • Ballesteros Sánchez, Luis Ignacio
  • Ortiz Marcos, Isabel
  • Rodríguez Rivero, Rocío
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 10th INEKA Conference. Knowledge, Business, and Innovation. Economies and sustainability of future growth
Event Dates: June 11-13, 2019
Event Location: Verona, Italy
Title of Book: 10th INEKA Conference. Knowledge, Business, and Innovation. Economies and sustainability of future growth
Date: 2019
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: engineering; leadership; project manager; personal competencies; project management
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 goal of this study is to analyze the main gaps that currently exist between technical/engineering and project management positions in terms of managerial and personal competencies required for success in a projectized context. Although scholars have extensively studied managerial competencies, the topic in the context of project management requires further research. Through the participation of 199 individuals (104 master’s engineering students and 95 current project managers), using personal interviews and a survey, it was possible to assess eight units of competencies (37 items), determine major differences between both groups and assess the impact of a leadership program conducted at the university. The conclusions reveal interesting findings, such as the identification of relevant competencies needed to help engineers/technicians grow into project management positions, such as conflict management, team leadership and communication.

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Item ID: 55516
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55516/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55516
Official URL: https://www.ineka-academy.com/ineka-2019-italy/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Jun 2019 16:06
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 16:06
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