Five Factor Model Analysis

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PERSONALITY ATTRIBUTES AND MANAGING PROJECTS
Project managers in modern organizations are both leaders and followers, operating in a culture where both formal and informal networking relationship. They have three fundamental roles: an interpersonal role, which includes figurehead; an informational role, which entails disseminating information and acting as a spokesperson and a decision-maker role, to ensure that these traits are all in one, “project managers have come under study to help ensure positive project outcomes and improved organizational performance” Creasy and Anantatmula (2013).
One of the great qualities of project manager is the ability to motivate people, the average project participant will appreciate being led by a project
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People’s personality is reflected by their thoughts, behaviors, and life styles. Because of the unique role that personality plays in the human behaviors, it is reasonable to expect the personality will also play a part in professional software development process. The Five Factor Model (FFM) was used in this study; FFM collapses all personality traits into five broad factors, which are: [Openness, Neuroticism, Agreeableness, Conscientious, and Extraversion]. Related theory has pointed out these factor has significant influence on people’s job …show more content…
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