Qualities required by Project Managers – part 2

In a previous blog we said that surveys had been carried out on project managers to determine qualities required.

The results of the respondents are shown below.

  1. Leadership ability

21.9%

  1. Ability to communicate

20.5%

  1. A good organiser and coordinator

19.1%

  1. Able to work well within the organisation

9.0%

  1. Drive, dynamism and toughness

8.6%

  1. Imaginative and forward thinking

6.6%

  1. Self-confidence

5.7%

  1. Has courage and determination

3.9%

  1. Flexible and adaptable

3.4%

  1. A good formal education

1.2%

Would you agree with their results?

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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2 Responses to Qualities required by Project Managers – part 2

  1. PM Hut says:

    Hi Janet,

    Where did you get the above stats from? I agree with them by the way! Especially for the leadership and communication skills.

  2. jdonbavand says:

    In the early nineties similar surveys were carried out on experienced project managers attending training programmes in the petrochemical industry. All were involved in major projects. A total of 220 managers took part.

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