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Project Management For Dummies, 4th Edition by Stanley E. Portny

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Chapter 10

Defining Team Members’ Roles and Responsibilities

In This Chapter

arrow Identifying the three roles team members can play on a given project

arrow Delegating assignments and sharing responsibility

arrow Displaying team roles with a Responsibility Assignment Matrix

arrow Handling micromanagement effectively

Your project team typically includes people with different skill sets and operating styles who work in different parts of the organization. Thus, you may not have worked extensively with your team members before. In addition, your project usually has a tight time schedule, and team members most likely are working on several other assignments at the same time.

Success in this kind of environment requires that you and your team members agree on how to work with each other to maximize contributions and minimize wasted time and mistakes. The team needs an approach that gives everyone confidence that all members will live up to their commitments. The project manager and every team member must understand and be comfortable with their planned roles.

This chapter explains how to distinguish between ...

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