9.8. Leading Project Team Development

Due to the temporary and short-term nature of projects, it can be tough for a group of strangers to come together, form relationships, and immediately create a successful project. Team development is the guidance, direction, and leadership the project manager offers to influence a project team.

The project managers are the power on the project team. While there may be some resistance of the project team to cooperate with the project manager, complete assigned duties, or participate as requested, the project team should realize the project manager is the project authority. There are five types of powers that the project manager wields:

  • Expert The authority of the project manager comes from experience with ...

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