A Comparative Study of the Navy Project Manager and His Civilian Counterpart in Industry
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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An effective interface and working relationship between the Navy project manager and his industrial counterpart is essential. The Navy project manager and the civilian project manager accomplish basically the same job but do so in different environments, with different experience, and under dissimilar incentive systems. This comparative study of the two project manager types involves a functional analysis of the many different environmentalexperience incentive factors that result in different values, behavior and performance. The purpose in examining these factors is to identify those contextual considerations that contribute to healthy organizations and to improved project performance. Those factors that benefit one type of project manager are examined to determine the extent to which they exist and might be mutually applicable to that managers counterpart. Data is collected through the structured interview with Navy project managers and their civilian counterparts in industry. Recommendations for modifying particular contextual factors are made to benefit project performance and reduce project manager conflict.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations