Vienna Construction Projects: Redirection of Project Management Critical Success Factors—More Focus on Stakeholders and Soft Skills Development

  • Helmut Wanivenhaus City of Vienna’s Management Systems Unit
  • Jure Kovač University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Anja Žnidaršič University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Igor Vrečko University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business
Keywords: public sector, construction project, project management, critical success factors, stakeholders, soft skills, development trend

Abstract

Although research interest in project management is increasingly directed at analyzing development trends in different business environments, the public sector in this respect has received surprisingly little intention. This paper analyzes the perception of the relevance of particular project management critical success factors among project managers and other project stakeholders in the public sector with relatively high organizational project management maturity. The main focus of research is the city of Vienna and its construction projects. An extensive quantitative survey showed the changing perceptions of the key projects’ success factors—namely, strengthening the importance of developing soft skills and stakeholders’ management.

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Published
2018-03-27
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