Perceptions of a project team performance

Project team performance has proven hard to measure, and determinants of high-performance teams tend to evade investigators. Based on a survey conducted amongst the IT professionals of a medium-sized oil company, the current study identifies key factors for project team performance. Measures for improving the performance are derived from a gap analysis. It is suggested that the generic methodology underpinning the analysis is applicable in a variety of settings.A literature review elicited a theoretical framework that formed the basis of the survey questionnaire. The survey showed that many significant factors linked to team performance can be grounded in familiar project management concepts, with the project manager's competence rated most important.The survey confronted the respondents with 16 pairs of statements. The first member of a pair presented a theoretical supposition, while the second investigated whether the respondent's experience conformed to the theoretical assertion. The response formed the ba
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