An innovative framework to measure the maturity level of core soft skills and competencies (SSCM) needed by project managers in oil and gas industry

Nasr Al-Hinai, Esra Abusharkh, Asila Al-Shamli, Emad Summad

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The aim of this paper is to introduce an innovative framework that links a project manager's (PM) soft skills to the rate of success of a given project. This framework would enable companies to measure the level of soft skills and competencies possessed by a candidate PM. The approach been adopted in this research work is to identify the core soft skills that would lead to the success of a project. The methodology comprised designing a survey questionnaire to determine important soft skills required by a project manager for the success of project. The data collected through the survey was then statistically analyzed using SPSS and Minitab in order to tune the proposed framework that would enable the selection of project managers in a more robust, well-informed manner. This work concentrated on oil and gas projects as its application domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781532359491, 9781532359514, 9781532359521
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 10 2020Mar 12 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767


Conference10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates


  • Maturity level
  • Project framework
  • Project management
  • Project manager competencies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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