Leadership competency profiles in complex project management environment

Yılmaz, Fevziye
The overall ambition of this thesisis to find out required leadership competency profiles to be successful in complex project management environment. To ensure a complex project management environment, 35 projects that were executed in a company in the field of defense were analyzedbased on complexity factors that are mentioned in literature. By using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), the relative complexity of the projects was measured and projects were grouped as complex or not. By taking into account the project performance measures of the corresponding complex projects in weighted sum method, projects are sortedby success. Finally, a questionnaire about leadership behaviors (Yukl’s Managerial Practices Survey) for these projects was applied to determine the competency profiles of the leaders to be successful in the complex projects.Expert Choice 11 and SPSS 21.0 software programs are used respectively for analysis of data collected from AHP Survey and Manegerial Practices Survey.After the analysis, “vision/envisioning change” is determined as a critical behavior for complex project management.


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F. Yılmaz, “Leadership competency profiles in complex project management environment,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.