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People in Projects by Project Management Institute

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Group Interaction Model

Several models have been published to aid managers in understanding how group members interact to achieve project goals. Constantine has devised a paradigmatic framework describing various types of groups (1993). According to Constantine, this framework provides a model for the organization and management of collective human activities. In other words, this model provides a general framework that can be applied toward building a software development team within the dynamics of the project and within the corporate structure. Constantine sets the stage by observing that everyday life affords us countless examples of groups of people carrying out joint activities or tasks in a coordinated manner. To emphasize this point, ...

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