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Communicative Competence in project management: A case study in an agile environment

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.author Siikaluoma, Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-17T01:30:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-17T01:30:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/3475
dc.description.abstract Aim of the study: The study focused on identifying the key communicative competences of a project manager in an agile project environment. The underlying assumption in the study was the idea that by viewing the communicative project environment and exploring the aspects of project managers’ daily work it is possible to recognise communicative competences of a project manager. Methodology and the Theoretical Framework: The study was conducted as a multi-method qualitative case study that collected the empirical data through a focus group interview and six semi-structured personal interviews. The analysis of the data based on the theoretical framework that included three types of communicative competences. The framework consisted of literature on communication in a contemporary project environment, and on communicative and management competences. The identified communicative competences were functional competence, social competence, and strategic competence. The competences were examined from a communicative perspective, and thus they were specific to a particular communicative project context. Findings and Conclusions: The findings suggest that three components of the communicative environment; multileveled stakeholders, uncertainties and time pressure in a project, embellish the role of communicative competences. According to the present study (i) functional competence includes business knowhow and functional communicative ability, (ii) social competence refers to internal and external networking, and leading people, and (iii) strategic competence consists of adapting to situations, strategic problem solving and holistic decision making. en
dc.format.extent 83
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Communicative Competence in project management: A case study in an agile environment en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Economics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Communication en
dc.contributor.department Viestinnän laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword communicative competence
dc.subject.keyword project communication
dc.subject.keyword agile project environment
dc.subject.keyword international business communication
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201204181697
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major International Business Communication en
dc.programme.major International Business Communication fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon yritysviestintä
dc.subject.helecon business communication
dc.subject.helecon kansainvälinen
dc.subject.helecon international
dc.subject.helecon viestintä
dc.subject.helecon communication
dc.subject.helecon osaaminen
dc.subject.helecon know how
dc.subject.helecon johtaminen
dc.subject.helecon management
dc.subject.helecon projektit
dc.subject.helecon projects
dc.ethesisid 12771
dc.date.dateaccepted 2012-03-16
dc.location P1 I
local.aalto.openaccess yes
local.aalto.idthes 12771

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