Project Management Institute

The Influence of Behavioral Competencies on Project Performance

To raise awareness of the value of behavioral competencies of project managers, we carried out a quantitative survey to identify the importance and influence of competencies on efficient project performance. We were also interested to learn whether or not managers are aware of the importance of competencies and which competence they consider to be the most crucial of all. Data were collected via a web-based questionnaire in which respondents evaluated levels of behavioral competencies, reported on the performance of projects in their enterprises, and provided opinions on the competencies' importance. Regression analysis identified the most influential competencies and verified the overall impact of behavioral competencies on project performance. As shown by the research, the most important competence was project manager assertiveness.
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