Project management competency framework

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Research on the role and profile of project managers has been a growing concern in the field with researchers and professional associations developing a fragmented body of knowledge regarding project management competency. In order to address this issue, this article systematically reviews the literature regarding project management competency. This review found that a project managers’ competency profile is composed of 81 competencies divided across 11 dimensions: influencing, communication, emotional, contextual, management, cognitive skills, professionalism, knowledge and experience, project management knowledge, and personal skills and attributes. Based on the competencies identified, we developed a project management competency assessment instrument that can be used by practitioners and academics.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-59
Number of pages26
JournalIberoamerican Journal of Project Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2019