Project Management – Teamwork (Part 3)

Team Diversity A functional team has “inclusivity” built into it. Inclusivity means working with a team while accepting attributes of individual team members. Team members need to be conscious of the differences in age, race, gender, religion, language, etc. Each of these attributes are an inherent part of a person’s personality and identity, which makes […]

Project Management – Teamwork (Part 2)

Tuckman’s Stages of Development Dr. Bruch Tuckman created a model that discusses the different stages a team goes through as team members learn to work together more effectively. Forming: During the ‘Forming’ stage, team members begin to figure out their roles on the team. People try to seek clarity Storming During the ‘Storming’ stage, team […]

Project Management – Teamwork (Part 1)

The PMBOK Guide defines a project team as a “set “set of individuals, groups and/or organizations, including all contractors and consultants that are responsible to the project manager for undertaking project tasks.” Another definition for a team given in the book, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management by Eric Verzuh, is “A team is […]

Project Management – Time Logging & Task Prioritization

As a PM, time prioritization is crucial. It goes without saying that choosing to do one task implies that there is a trade off with another task. In order to be efficient with my time, I logged all my “work related” activities to learn about my time usage and how it can be improved. Stephen […]