Practical Applications in I/O Psychology 655

Team Project Management

Description and Procedures for

Purposes of simulation project: Project Team Member Report Form (PTMRF)

As a team member on each project, you will complete a PTMRF (below) and include a short description of  the work you did on each project. This should be a maximum 300  word detailed description of  the tasks you performed on the project. Describe exactly  what behaviors, actions, and products you contributed to the project. This document will be used by the Senior Consultant to assess your performance on the project. It will be forwarded by your team leader (PTL) to the instructor as an appendix to the Project Team Leader's Report.  

*** Project Team Member Report Form***

(each Team Member including PTL to be submitted to PTL)

Project Name: ________________________________________     Date submitted to PTL  ___/_____/____
                           (e.g. PA1 FCPS Teacher Performance appraisal)

PTM: (last) ____________________(First)____________________   PTL:  (last) _____________________ (first) _________________

 Instructor:   ___________________________   Semester:     Spring  / Fall   Year:  _____

Assignments or Roles: (describe)

Description of work on project: (describe specifically what you did on this project: about 1-2 pages at most)

 Signed by (PTM) : ______________________________________________


On the project for which you are a  Team Leader (PTL) you will submit a completed  Project Team Leader Report Form (PTLRF-below) along with the team members' PRMRFs appended. 

*** Project Team Leader Report Form***

 Project Name: ____________________________________________     Date submitted to Instructor  ___/_____/____
                          (e.g. PA1 FCPS Teacher Performance appraisal)   

Project Team Leader: 
(last) _________________________      (First) ________________________

Performance Rating Scale: (assign a score from 1- 100). 

0 - 69 = little or no contribution to project;  70-79 = below expectations; 80-89 = met expectations; 90-100 = exceeded expectations

    Project Team Members: (2-5)                                             Points

1. PTL (last)  ______________  (first) ___________              

2.  (last)  __________________  (first) ___________              Score: _____      (0-100)

3.  (last)  __________________  (first) ___________              Score: _____      (0-100)

4.  (last)  __________________  (first) ___________              Score: _____      (0-100)

5.  (last)  __________________  (first) ___________              Score: _____      (0-100)

Instructor:   ____________________________________   Semester:  Spring  / Fall / Summer  Year:  _____

Signed by PTL: ___________________________________________________ 

*** Project Report***

The Project Team Leader (PTL) will write a 1500 word maximum, single-spaced Project Report, to management It will be submitted to the instructor online (Sakai) as an addendum to the Project Team Leader Report.

The report must include a one page executive summary (max 300 words)  and a narrative which consists of the following sections: (described in more detail below

  1. Title page (name of project)
  2. Executive summary
  3. Description of the situation that prompted the project (opportunity problem situation)
  4. Goal and objectives and timeline for the project
  5. Potential strategies considered
  6. Action plans to accomplish the objectives
  7. Results / findings of actions taken
  8. Conclusion and recommendations for follow up

The following are to be attached as an addendum to the Project Report (for internal (APC) purposes only).

  1. Project Team Leader Report Form and  Project Team Member Reports (See above)
  2. Project Team Member roles (brief, but detailed description what each team member did on the project)
  3. Critique of team process (brief description of how the team performed together)
  4. Appendices: (1) Documents, (2) SPSS printouts where appropriate 

Procedure for Project Team Management:  (see also, Group Problem Solving Strategies at bottom of page)

  (Organize the team)

Guidelines for writing Project Report*

* Use APA style for citing references

** NOTE: PTL is responsible for design of SPSS data structure and data analysis and writing results.
PTMs may offer assistance, but work must be done by Team Leader

Group Problem Solving Strategies

 Groups that work

Vroom, V. H. & Yetton, P.W. (1973) Leadership and Decision Making University of Pittsburgh Press

CII "You share the problem with your subordinates as a group, obtaining their collective ideas and suggestions. then you make the decision, which may or may not reflect your subordinates' influence."

GII "You share the problem with your subordinates as a group. Together you generate and evaluate alternatives and attempt to reach agreement (consensus) on a solution. Your role is much like that of chairman (sic). You do not try to influence the group to adopt "your" solution, and you are willing to accept and implement any solution which has the support of the group."

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