Dimensions and current status of project management culture

Professional culture is important to guide members of a profession to think and behave as the profession requires. Project management (PM), as a new profession, should have its own professional culture, which could be minimally defined as a set of work-related values and beliefs shared by PM professionals. On the basis of a questionnaire survey, this research used exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses to establish a model of PM culture consisting of four key dimensions: professional commitment, project team integration, work flexibility, and viewing others in terms of work performance. For each of the dimensions, two or three subdimensions were identified. Also, PM professionals' current values and beliefs around the dimensions and subdimensions were explored using descriptive and t-test statistics to reveal some potential for improvement of the profession.
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