Project manager workload--assessment of values and influences
This work presents the results of a data-gathering survey of civil engineering design and construction firms to determine the number of projects that are assigned to project managers and to identify the factors that are used to determine a manager's workload. Analysis shows that most often a project manager is responsible for between 1-9 projects with the experience of the manager being the single most important influence in a firm's determination of workload. The management approach to the project, the complexity of the work, and the timing of the project are also found to be key influences. Recommendations summarize the survey findings and outline possible future research on the topic.