The Strategic Importance of Intercultural Competency for Project Managers in the 21st Century

AutorInnen: Karin Brünnemann

Erscheinungsdatum: 01.01.2013

Studiengang: Projektmanagement und Organisation


With an increasing number and importance of international projects, it is important that challenges and
opportunities arising from cultural diversity in projects are identified. This paper looks at cultural issues from
a project management perspective, analyses the impact culture has on the triple constraints of scope,
schedule, and cost, as well as into the nine project management knowledge areas (project integration
management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human
resources management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management).
Finally, I focus on some existing knowledge frameworks that could be adapted to the strategic development
of specific intercultural competence for project managers in terms of content, methods, and trainer