Practical Applications in I/O Psychology 655
Team Project Management
Description and Procedures for
The Project Team Faciliator (PTF) will submit a 1500 word maximum,
single-spaced Project Report, to management It will be submitted as an
attacment in the Sakai assignment folder.
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)
Title page (name of project)
Description of the situation that prompted the project (opportunity problem
Goal and objectives and timeline for the project
Potential strategies considered
Action plans to accomplish the objectives
Results / findings of actions taken
Conclusion and recommendations for follow up
Appendices: (1) Documents, (2) SPSS printouts where appropriate
for Project Team Management:
(see also, Group Problem Solving Strategies at bottom of page)
(Organize the team)
Decide how the Team will be conducted (management style)
Define the problem. State the goal and objective in such a way that
it will be clear when they are met.
Determine a strategy for arriving at a solution. Cooperative, competitive,
Decide how the decision will be made.
Assign Roles to each PTM
for writing Project Report*
* Use APA style for citing references
Executive summary - Maximum 300 words single spaced
summary of the report.
Be sure to include the recommendations.
Description of the opportunity / problem situation (brief) -no more
than two pages, to provide the information essential for understanding
the situational context and the facts of what is known. This should include only details directly relevant
to the case.
Problem statement - this is a critical aspect since the problem
definition will determine the course of how solutions will be generated.
Remember: a problem is defined as a consequence of what is/will happen if
some action is not taken.
*Analysis - The analysis must incorporate the theories, relevant
findings from the readings and other literature that bear on the problem.
- Strategy used -solutions should follow from the analysis section,
and thus reflect the ideas and findings from the analysis.
- Findings - describe the decision, and why it was chosen over other alternatives.
- Conclusions and recommendations to management
Problem Solving Strategies
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."