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Project Team Management

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Project team management

'Managing appointed members of the project responsible to deliver scope of work.'-Guruttam. Not all projects can independently produce expected outcome. Projects depend upon resources to successfully complete project outcome.

Project outcome occur by the contribution and performance of appointed members to deliver scope of work. Members may be within same office space or distributed across region and countries. Also, internal or external stakeholders play significant role in the project due to the outcome (positive or negative) affecting them. It may include higher authorities, co-workers, sponsors, or even individuals, groups and organization outside the project.

Staffing of members at the right time for the right job is essential. It is always challenging to maintain synergy with all members involved in the project. At higher level project members may be managed by these key factors -
+) Roles and responsibilities
+) Collaborate, Communicate
+) Expectation setting
+) General and interpersonal skills
+) Leadership styles
+) Policies and guidelines

Most often project manager to project is a win-win scenario. A project success extremely depends upon manager and for a manager to be successful, the project should win. There are situations where stakeholders may be non support or hinder progress or outcome of the project. Good qualities such as leadership styles (transactional, transformational applied prudently) to ensure the team is aware of project objectives and help them to achieve agreed objectives.

Team may be additionally managed using
+) focus, agile, self-organized team, empathy, empower
+) observations and assessments
+) team motivation, performance
+) virtual teams
+) pluralistic culture
+) ground rules, feedback
+) conflict management
+) factual, timely, reporting
+) trust, relationship

Project member management examples
+) Problem solving
+) Training and development
+) Recognition and rewards
+) Direct or support when help is sought
+) Forming,storming,norming, performing, adjourning
+) Micro or macro management

Some of commonly used tools are
+) Team/Group thinking and actions
+) Appraisals
+) Communications
+) Team meetings
+) Motivation
+) Building Trust
+) Professional ethics
+) Human resource policy

Question and Answer

1. After all tries a non cooperating team member was suspended by manager for not honouring team behaviour
1) Case of conflict management
2) Case of personal grudge
3) Case of false impression
4) Case of biased judgement

2. Team member appraisals usually should lay focus on
1) Clarifying roles and responsibilities
2) Cite failure examples
3) Assign additional responsibility
4) Job rotation

Answer
1. Case of conflict management
2. Clarifying roles and responsibilities