Contribution of individual project participant competencies to project success

This paper examines the relationship of overall competency levels of individual project participants with project success.A web-based survey administered to members of the Project Management Institute created a database of 145 cases with eight independent variables:presence of a project management office, education of the project manager, certification level of the project manager, project duration, team size, competency of the most competent project participant, competency of the least competent project participant, and the calculated interaction between those competency levels.Project managers responded to the survey by identifying the least competent project participant and the most competent project participant from the project they most recently managed to completion.Thirty-two individual competencies created an overall competency rating for each of these two participants. Twelve items created a summated scale with a rating for project success.The findings show that project individual project p
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