Exploring program management competences for various program types
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, E-ISSN 1873-4634, Vol. 34, no 3, 545-557 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper challenges the implicit 'one-size-fits-all' assumption that dominates mainstream program management competence literature. Findings from case studies of 10 programs executed in a large pharmaceutical company suggest that different programs require different competences of program managers. Based on the Pellegrinelli's (1997) program typology we put forward a framework, linking specific management competences to program types. By establishing the link between the program typologies literature and program management competence literature, the paper shows that programs should not be treated as a generic and homogenous category in discussions on program management competences. In addition, the findings highlight program content as a significant contingency variable for understanding program management dynamics. The paper suggests a conceptual framework that combines program types with program management competence profiles that could be applied to appointment decisions, staff assessments and organizational development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 34, no 3, 545-557 p.
Capabilities, Competence profile, Competences, Contingency theory, Program management, Program typology, Project governance, Innovation, Project management, Competence profiles, Human resource management
Economics and Business
Research subject Industrial Engineering and Management; Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175040DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.07.006ISI: 000371941200014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84959111810OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175040DiVA: diva2:878125
QC 201512082015-12-082015-10-092016-04-11Bibliographically approved