TITLE

How IT Project Managers are Leading Change

AUTHOR(S)
Kuruppuarachchi, Palitha R.
PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Management Services;Dec2001, Vol. 45 Issue 12, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Infonnation based techniques are widely used in a wide range of areas in the commercial world to achieve cost effective and efficient business operations. In addition, people oriented unstructured teams are gradually replacing traditionally structured teams to enable organisations to be responsive to competition and to provide better customer satisfaction. In this situation, management of the changes associated with people and processes is a major challenge to those managing IT divisions and directing IT projects. Management literature abounds with concepts and theories of leadership, change management and teamwork. Unfortunately, IT literature does not exhibit serious attempts in studying the leadership skills required for managing IT divisions or directing IT projects, even though the success of large IT projects is mainly dependent on effective leadership. Review contemporary literature in leadership to identify the essential characteristics for effectively leading the introduction of Infonnation Technology. The concepts of transactional, transformational, super and breakthrough leaderships, emotional intelligence, and teamwork, are examined first. The leadership for different situations is then examined.
ACCESSION #
11577474

 

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