Attributes and levels of programme management competence: an interpretive study

Partington, David and Pellegrinelli, Sergio and Young, Malcolm (2005) Attributes and levels of programme management competence: an interpretive study. International journal of project management : the journal of the International Project Management Association, 23 (2). pp. 87-95. ISSN 0263-7863

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2004.06.004

Abstract

Growth in the use of programmes as a vehicle for implementing strategy has been accompanied by a need to understand the competence of effective programme managers. Corporate leaders know that promoting proven project managers into a programme manager role is unreliable, yet little rigorous research has been done into the distinctiveness of programme management competence. Using the interpretive approach known as phenomenography, we studied the management of 15 strategic programmes spread over seven industry sectors. We present our findings in the form of a framework of 17 key attributes of programme management work, each conceived at four levels in a hierarchy of competence

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Additional Information:Growth in the use of programmes as a vehicle for implementing strategy has been accompanied by a need to understand the competence of effective programme managers. Corporate leaders know that promoting proven project managers into a programme manager role is unreliable, yet little rigorous research has been done into the distinctiveness of programme management competence. Using the interpretive approach known as phenomenography, we studied the management of 15 strategic programmes spread over seven industry sectors. We present our findings in the form of a framework of 17 key attributes of programme management work, each conceived at four levels in a hierarchy of competence
Keywords:Strategy
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N210 Management Techniques
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:600
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:12

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