Selecting the most suitable manager to lead a project is a non-trivial task especially if the need arises urgently. Our research presents a new method by which a new manager can be selected objectively by formally modeling the leadership characteristics, which are the core criteria of selection. The ideal characteristics sought by the company are modeled using a Configuration Profile, while the characteristics of each candidate manager are modeled using Candidate Profile. The value of each profile is computed and stored in a list. This list gets sorted and eventually the top candidate profile is selected. We show how to apply our methodology using the characteristics of leadership but any other arbitrary attributes, such as cultural or technical characteristics, can be used too.
Elnaffar, Said and Hamdan, Khaled, "A Formal Method for Selecting a Project Manager Based on Leadership Characteristics" (2009). CONF-IRM 2009 Proceedings. 49.