PROJ330 Full Course (DeVry) PROJ/330

PROJ330 Full Course (DeVry) PROJ/330

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PROJ 330 Human Resources and Communication in Projects – Entire Course


devry proj330 week 1 discussion dq1 & dq 2


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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.

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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



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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.


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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


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Rewarding Teams (graded)

Why should a project manager emphasize group rewards over individual rewards?


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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


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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?



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Diversity (graded)


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


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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?


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Groupthink (graded)

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


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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.



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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.


devry proj330 week 7 discussion dq1 & dq 2 latest 2016 july

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Myers-Brigg Indicator (graded)

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.



dq 2


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. 1. Question : (TCO 1) What are some challenges of the future that point to importance of teams?

: Competition

Information Age


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.

Teams are not always the answer.

Conflict among team members is always a bad thing.

Strong leadership is not always necessary for strong teams.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 1) A leader has two main functions:

: A design function and a coaching function

An analyze and improve function

To take the team on retreats and to teach teams to compete

To control the team and to make decisions

Question 4. Question : (TCO 2) Team design:

: includes the basic structure of the organization

refers to the observable structure of the team

is the personality of a team

includes the unstated, implicit aspects of the team

Question 5. Question : (TCO 2) Social Inhibition:

: occurs at a precise point between boredom with a task and intense pressure

occurs when teams perceive their goals as a challenge

occurs when a person is highly engaged in a task

occurs when people are the center of attention and are concerned with discrepancies between their performance and standards of excellence

Question 6. Question : (TCO 2) Organizational context includes:

: the basic structure of the organization

the information system

the education system

all of the above

Question 7. Question : (TCO 2) Gainsharing is:

: geared toward production-oriented workers

easy to implement

risky if base pay is reduced

none of the above

Question 8. Question : (TCO 2) Inflation bias is:

: when we perceive other information we learn about a person in line with our initial perceptions

an appraisal cost

when employees are primarily motivated by extrinsic incentives

when raters positively distort performance ratings when they anticipate giving feedback to rates

Question 9. Question : (TCO 3) ___ is a source of power based on a person’s holding of a formal position:

: Expert power

Legitimate power

Referent power

Reward power

Question 10. Question : (TCO 4) Groups pass through five stages of group development that include:

: dependency and inclusion, trust and structure

role negotiation

status competition

pseudostatus characteristics



devry proj330 week 5 quiz


  1. 1. Question : (TCO 4) Newcomers can pose a threat to a team because:

they have a fresh and relatively objective view of the team which causes them to ask questions that can be unsettling

they experience more conflict and less group identification

they are less confident about their performance

they are more likely to be accepted by old-timers

Question 2. Question : (TCO 5) The three types of tasks a team performs are:

tactical, problem solving, and diversity

tactical, problem solving, and creative

authoritative, problem solving, and creative

prescriptive, goal-oriented, and high performance.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 5) ____ is the classic assembly line or division of labor

Pooled interdependence

Sequential interdependence

Egalitarian values

Meritocratic values

Question 4. Question : (TCO 5) The desire to create a shared sense of membership is/are:

meritocratic values

egalitarian values

sequential interdependence

reciprocal interdependence

Question 5. Question : (TCO 5) Perceptual conflict:

occurs at a precise point between boredom with a task and intense pressure.

occurs when teams perceive their goals as a challenge.

occurs when a person is highly engaged in a task.

occurs when there is agreement or lack thereof, in terms of whether team members perceive conflict.

Question 6. Question : (TCO 5) Which statement is true?

Conflicts do not center upon symbolic issues.

Effective teams do not always share common practices.

People can take at least five courses of action when they find themselves involved in conflict.

Conflict is not usually part of high performance teamwork.

Question 7. Question : (TCO 5) A _________focuses on applying some standard of fairness, precedent, contract, or law.

power-based argument

interest-based approach

rights-based argument


Question 8. Question : (TCO 6) Group decision rules include:

Condorcet majority rule

best member rule

random member rule

all of the above

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