PROJ 330 Human Resources and Communication in Projects – Entire Course
devry proj330 week 1 discussion dq1 & dq 2
Attributes of an Effective Project Manager (graded)
Compare and contrast attributes that are most and least important to a project manager when building a team. Provide a work or project example to support your answer. Back up your answer with relevant research and citations.
Team Performance (graded)
There is a set of four criteria used to perform a team performance analysis: productivity, cohesion, learning, and integration. How would you weight each category? Would each be weighted equally? Provide a work or project example to support your answer. Back up your answer with relevant research and citations.
devry proj330 week 2 discussion dq1 & dq 2
Project Organizational Structures (graded)
Choose from the existing organizations (Microsoft, Harley Davidson, Wells Fargo, WalMart, Johnson and Johnson) or a large organization of your choosing, and tell us what kind of organizational structure this company follows. Provide specific examples for your choice, and illustrate with types of projects these companies might undertake.
Organizational Team Involvement (graded)
Read Exhibit 11-14 on page 291 of your text, and answer the following questions:
What type of organization was ISE Communication before the reorganization: matrix, functional, or project? Explain your reasoning.
Why did the employees miss the bureaucratic control of the organization?
Give an example of a company that you find in your research that supports your point.
devry proj330 week 3 discussion dq1 & dq 2
Rewarding Teams (graded)
Why should a project manager emphasize group rewards over individual rewards?
Team Building (graded)
There are three phases in building a team: the task, the people, and the relationships. Which phase would you consider most important to your success in building a cohesive team? Describe why you think that phase is most important. Use a work or project example to illustrate your thinking.
devry proj330 week 4 discussion dq1 & dq 2
Relationship and Task Conflict (graded)
What are the key differences between relationship and task conflict? In groups, why is task conflict more productive than relationship conflict?
What are the key advantages of having teams composed of diverse members? Provide research and citations as well as specific project examples to support your answer.
devry proj330 week 5 discussion dq1 & dq 2
Individual and Group Decision Making (graded)
In what situations would individuals be more effective decision makers than groups? In what situations would groups be better decision makers than individuals?
What are symptoms of groupthink? What problems and shortcomings can arise in the decision-making process as a result of groupthink?
devry proj330 week 6 discussion dq1 & dq 2
Team Communications (graded)
What are some of the possible biases and points of error that may arise in team communication systems? Use relevant research and citations. Please provide relevant work or project examples to support your thinking.
Team Creativity (graded)
What are the differences between convergent and divergent thinking? What factors stimulate divergent thinking, and why? Please provide relevant work or project examples to support your thinking.
You are the civil engineering foreman in charge of a 24-person group whose charter is to erect 3,000 tents for refugees who lost their homes in an earthquake. You have 10 days to accomplish erecting the tents. Based on the team member resumes you received, you selected four people (two men, two women) to be team chiefs of six-person details (4 X 6 = 24 group members).
The first one is Mary; she is an extrovert (ESTJ). The second is Joe, and he is a sensing data gatherer (ISTP). The third is Amy, and she is a thinker versus a feeling-type (INTJ). Finally, Ted is a judging versus a perceiving type of fellow (ENFJ).
There are going to be some tense, tough days ahead. Your work will have to be coordinated with utilities personnel, emergency workers, firefighters, police, care organizations, temporary housing units organizations, and many other people and groups. Many stakeholders are involved.
Given the scenario above, tell how you will communicate with each team leader when delivering complex information in a stressful situation. Propose effective communication techniques for the different personality types. Use relevant research to back up your points.
Individual and Team Identity (graded)
What are some of the challenges inherent in maintaining both individual and team identity?
devry proj330 week 3 quiz
1. Question : (TCO 1) What are some challenges of the future that point to importance of teams?
A and B
Question 2. Question : (TCO 1) Which of the following is NOT TRUE about teams and teamwork?
: Experimenting with failures leads to better teams.