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- Joseph Phillips
ISBN-10 0071775919 ISBN-13 9780071775915
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Study Cards on project, team, members

In which situation can the development of the project team members prove to be challenging?
When the project is part of a matrix organization. Then the project team members report to both the project manager and their functional manager and may feel pulled between them.
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On what angles must a project manager aim to develop the project team members?
As individuals to complete work, and as team members completing the project objectives together.
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Which inputs does a project manager use to develop the project team?
  • Staff assignments
  • Human Resource Plan
  • Resource Calendar
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What is team development?
It is the guidance, direction and leadership the project manager offers to influence a project team.
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What are the different kinds of authority that a project manager wields?
  1. Expert
  2. Reward -
  3. Formal - has been assigned as the PM, positional power
  4. Coercive - penalty power
  5. Referent - referent power
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What are ground rules important for?
They set the boundaries, establish expectations and ensure that all members of the team are playing by the same set of rules.
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Who is responsible for enforcing the ground rules?
Both the project manager and the project team members (once the ground rules are established and have been discussed)
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What do we mean with Dr. Bruce Tuckman's theory of natural team development?
That project teams actually go through their own natural development processes. These phases are:
  • Forming  - learn
  • Storming - struggling for roles, authority, clarity
  • Norming - start to complete project work
  • Performing - like the name states
  • Adjourning - team moves on
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What are the general management skills a project manager relies upon?
  • Leading
  • Communicating
  • Negotiating
  • Problem solving
  • Influencing - using their influence to get things done
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What are important consideration when rewarding the project team?
  • There is a formal and achievable approach for performance and rewarding
  • Relationship between requirements for the reward and the power to achieve not to be limited.
  • Reward for good work
  • The culture in which the project is taking place
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What is the most ideal situation for project team members to collaborate?
Collocation, being in the same physical location, which enables quick and effective communication and ad-hoc conversations.
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What are types of training?
  • Formal
  • Classroom
  • On-the-job-training
  • Cross training (shadowing)
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On what levels can project team performance be improved?
  • On an individual level
  • On a team level
  • Individuals and team
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What is another output of team development?
The input to performance reviews of the project team members.
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