PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
CHAPTER 6
The Project Team

PROJECT TEAM DEVELOPMENT AND EFFECTIVENESS
 

  • Stages of Team Development and Growth

    • forming 
      transition from individual to team member

    • storming
      members start to work on individual tasks

    • norming
      relationships have settled and conflicts resolved

    • performing
      the team is committed and eager to achieve the project objective

  • The Effective Project Team

    • has a clear understanding of the project objective
    • has clear expectations of each person's role and responsibilities
    • has a results orientation
    • has a high degree of cooperation and collaboration
    • has a high level of trust


  • Barriers to Team Effectiveness

    • unclear goals
    • unclear definition of roles and responsibilities
    • lack of project structure
    • lack of commitment
    • poor communication
    • poor leadership
    • turnover of project team members
    • dysfunctional behavior


  • Being an Effective Team Member

    • participate
    • communicate
    • collaborate
    • compromise
    • focus on team objective rather than personal gains, pride, etc.


  • Team Building

    • enable socialization




CONFLICT ON PROJECTS
 
  • sources of conflict:

    • differences in opinion regarding:
      work scope
      work sequencing
      resource assignment
      cost allocation
      priorities

    • behaviors of individuals:
      avoiding or withdrawing
      competing or forcing
      accomodating or smoothing
      compromising
      confronting

    • personal differences

    • organizational issues



PROBLEM SOLVING
 
  • develop a problem statement
  • gather data and identify potential causes of the problem
  • identify and evaluate possible solutions
  • determine the best solution
  • revise the project plan and implement the solution
  • confirm that the problem has been solved


TIME MANAGEMENT