Characteristics of Portuguese public-sector project managers

toward closing the effectiveness gap

Using a sample of 102 Portuguese public-sector officials with project management experience, this study examines the characteristics of effective project managers in the Portuguese public sector. Factor-analysis procedures are used to identify the factors related to areas of knowledge relevant to effective project management. The results appear to stress the increasing importance of people, organizational, and leadership skills in the effective management of today’s complex and dynamic projects.
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