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Project managers’ understanding of stakeholders’ satisfaction

By Roxanne Zolin, Yan Ki Fiona Cheung and Rodney Turner


Studies indicate project success should be viewed from the different perspectives of the individual stakeholders. Project managers are owner’s agents. In order to allow early corrective actions to take place in case a project is diverted from plan, to accurately report perceived success of the stakeholders by project managers is essential, though there has been little systematic research in this area. The aim of this paper is to report the fi ndings of an empirical study that compares the level of agreement between project managers and key stakeholders on a list of project performance indicators. A telephone survey involving 18 complex project managers and various key project stakeholder groups was conducted in this study. Krippendorff’s Kappa alpha reliability test was used to assess the agreement level between project managers and stakeholders. While the overall agreement level between project manager and stakeholders is medium, results have also identified 12 performance indicators that have significant level of agreement between project managers and stakeholders

Topics: 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement, Project Managers, Stakeholders, Satisfaction
Publisher: International Project Management Association
Year: 2012
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