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How to Ensure Project Management Success

1. How should a project manager attempt to build solid relationships within his/her project team? Does he/she have any responsibility for resolving intra-team disputes, inter-team disputes, or personality conflicts? How should disputes or conflicts be handled?

2. Is project management the sole responsibility of the project manager? What is the role of the project manager? What roles do other participants have?

3. Describe a reasonable approach to project management that will give a project manager the visibility he/she needs to effectively control current and future projects.

4. The corporate stakeholders have given you a new person on your team to replace a team member who resigned. This new team member will only be working with you for the last two months of the project. Neither you nor your project team members have worked with this person before. What are some actions you could take to maintain your team's momentum, yet involve this new employee in the completion of the project?

5. Yes Sir/Ma'am, our company is very interested in hiring you as a project manager. Please tell us what you can bring to this company as a professional project manager.

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1. How should a project manager attempt to build solid relationships within his/her project team? Does he/she have any responsibility for resolving intra-team disputes, inter-team disputes, or personality conflicts? How should disputes or conflicts be handled?

The best way for a project manager to attempt to build solid relationships within his/her project team is be both a coach and a manager. The project manager needs to begin the project by emphasizing the importance of team playing throughout the project. This can be done verbally, through modeling, and most importantly, via the rules and regulations that are set and that everyone will abide by during the project. For example, the project manager will allow each team member to feel valuable by providing input into the project. Also, the regulations should be clear as to the need for each team member to respect the other's input into the project.

A good project manager will set up team triage meetings where the team's concerns will be put on the table and addressed accordingly in order to resolve conflicts among team members. As I mentioned earlier, it all starts with the project manager. You give the team respect and value their ...

Solution Summary

It takes a lot to become a successful project manager who can get the job done with the team's support. This solution discusses the factors that make a successful project manager.

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