The Project Manager as Team Builder: Creating an Effective Team

Lawrence Todryk, P.E., MS, MBA, Adjunct Professor, DeVry Institute of Technology

Project Management Journal 21, no. 4 (December 1990)

THE DESIGN AND construction of small to large projects presents a unique set of opportunities for the project manager to learn how to manage projects more effectively. Dr. Dave Cleland, researcher and educator, has brought home the consequences of poor leadership and lack of clarity in the organizational design of a project team (3).

A close look at NASA's Challenger Program brings to light some critical issues. When organizational design is not clear, leadership not defined, and teams do not work together effectively, detrimental consequences will ...

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