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Project Team Management – Session 4

Session 4 – Motivation/Decision Making/Ground Rules

Life is the sum of all your choices.  ~Albert Camus

Topics:

•Recognize motivators that improve performance and morale

•Discuss techniques to reduce conflict and increase productivity

–Decision making techniques

– Ground rules

Homework:

•Read Verzuh Chapter 10, p. 278-282 & p. 285-288

– Collaborative Problem Solving

–Conflict Management

•Read PMBOK® Guide Chapter 9 –Team management tools & techniques, p. 236-240

Sources:

C. George Boeree, 2009, “Abraham Maslow”, Shippensburg University, http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/maslow.html

Vijay Verma, 1996, “Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager”, Chapter 2

MindTools, 2009, “Locke’s Goal Setting Theory: Understanding SMART Goal Setting”, http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_87.htm

MindTools, 2009, “Using Maslow’s Hierarchy: Building a happier, more satisfied team, http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_92.htm

MindTools, 2009, “Herzberg’s Motivators and Hygiene Factors, http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMM_74.htm

Max Wideman, 2002, “Team Decisions: Consensus Versus Consent”, http://www.maxwideman.com/musings/consensus.htm

California DFG (Department of Fish and Game) Marine Life Protection Act  web site, Draft Ground Rules–SCRSG, 2008, http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/pdfs/agenda_100608a10.pdf

Virginia Dept. of Motor Vehicles, CSI Project site, draft “Team Rules”, 2009, http://www.dmvnow.com/csi/tools/team_rules.asp

Additional Sources:

Decision Making Style Assessment
 
Power and Conflict Skills Assessment
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