The use of project teams is prevalent in organizations worldwide. Despite increasing usage many project teams are unsuccessful. This episode examines various reasons for project failure such as poor leadership and unclear expectations. However, many problems can be minimized by assembling the right team. By thinking about the skills needed for a project, selecting personnel who possess those skills and managing norms and roles; project managers will increase the chances of a successful project.
About the Author
Jeff Hefel works at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota as a Professor of Management. He teaches courses in management, marketing, and economics. He holds an MBA and provides professional consultations and workshops to many local businesses and in strategic planning, and human resource management. He received the University’s Outstanding Professor award in 1999.