The Ability to Maintain Order and Discipline

From time to time, an individual assigned to a project will not cooperate. This person opposes the planning process and goofs off when doing the assigned planning work. The project manager must step in and correct this situation. Failure to do so will lose the support of the team, and worse, their respect; it may even lead to undermining the project.

It is very difficult to get a team member, who chooses not to do so to contribute to project planning. Often the person calls the planning process “Mickey Mouse,” and cannot be talked out of it. The first step in dealing with this situation, if it is feasible, is to bring in a replacement with similar expertise. This step begins with a one-on-one discussion ...

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