Volume IX - Issue III - March 2007





The Accidental Project Manager is Alive and Kicking!

by David Baccarini


The accidental project manager has been a part of project management folklore for generations.  Accidental project managers fall into the role of project manager, rather than formally plan or consciously choose the career.

During the past decade there has been a growing awareness in organizations of the importance of project management to implement business strategies to achieve organizational goals.  Consequently, one would have expected that the accidental project manager would be close to extinction. The results from a recent survey suggest the opposite – the accidental project manager is alive and kicking!


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About the Author:

David Baccarini
David Baccarini

David Baccarini is Associate Professor in Project Management at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He formulated the Master of Project Management program at Curtin, which was the first post-graduate university program in Western Australia. The course is also conducted in Hong Kong, Singapore & Sri Lanka. He is the Course Coordinator for this program and lectures in project management, cost management, procurement management and risk management. David has undertaken numerous training and consultancy assignments in project management and risk management




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