Leandro Bolzan de Rezende, Paul Blackwell


Research on the role and profile of project managers has been a growing concern in the field with researchers and professional associations developing a fragmented body of knowledge regarding project management competency. In order to address this issue, this article systematically reviews the literature regarding project management competency. This review found that a project managers’ competency profile is composed of 81 competencies divided across 11 dimensions: influencing, communication, emotional, contextual, management, cognitive skills, professionalism, knowledge and experience, project management knowledge, and personal skills and attributes. Based on the competencies identified, we developed a project management competency assessment instrument that can be used by practitioners and academics.

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project management; project manager; competency; profile; framework

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