W1_Murtadha_Tuckman Assessment

1. Problem Definition

During the 5 day face to face extensive program Team Takatuf PMI 2014 was born. For our first assignment we need to identify what stage we think our team falls in, in accordance to the Tuckman Model and to define the leadership style suitable for us. Dr. Tuckman has developed and published the Forming Storming Norming Performing model which is a tool used nowadays to define at what stage a team is in and how certain things have to change as the team develops such as leadership. This model was later on modified to include an additional phase called the adjourning phase.

              I.        Methadology and Results:

A questionnaire was used by the team to answer 32 questions and to help rank what stage we think the team was on. A total of 22 samples gave us the below results in our PERT Analysis

Forming Storming Norming Performing
Min 8 8 10 22
Average 21 20 22 27
Max 33 29 30 35
Mean 21 19 22 28
sigma 4 4 3 2
Variance 17 12 11 5
P(90) (z=1.29) 26 24 26 31

Table 1.

2. Development of the feasible alternatives

In accordance to Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership model there are four types of leaders:

  • Telling (Forming) – is characterized by one-way communication in which the leader defines the roles of the individual or group and provides the what, how, why, when and where to do the task;
  • Selling (Storming) – while the leader is still providing the direction, he or she is now using two-way communication and providing the socio-emotional support that will allow the individual or group being influenced to buy into the process;
  • Participating (Norming) – this is how shared decision-making about aspects of how the task is accomplished and the leader is providing less task behaviours while maintaining high relationship behavior;
  • Delegating (Performing) – the leader is still involved in decisions; however, the process and responsibility has been passed to the individual or group. The leader stays involved to monitor progress.

3. Possible solution / alternative

The group can be either in one of the four phases; Forming phase, Storming Phase, Norming Phase or Performing Phase.

4. Selection of Criteria

It is clear from the analysis results seen in section 1i) that the team is in the Performing phase and require a delegating type of leadership in which the leader is still involved in decisions; however, the process and responsibility has been passed to the individual or group.

5. Analysis and Comparison of the Alternative

By analyzing the results obtained in table 1, we can see the the result for the P90 show a clear indication that the the performing stage this indicates that the team is aware of what they have to do and why it is doing what it is doing. The team has a shared vision and is able to stand on its own feet with no interference or participation from the leader.

6. Selection of the Preferred Alternative.

The results give a a clear indication that a delegating style leadership is what is required for the Takatuf PMI 2014 Team.

7. Performance Monitoring and the Post Evaluation of Result.

It can be concluded that the group have gelled well together and looking to achieve the Program objectives together. This was also noticed through the Teams resolution of conflict which was witnessed on the 4th day of the face to face where the team elected a member from their table to resolve the issue arisen from the project charter template. Team Takatuf PMI 2014 knows clearly why it is doing what it is doing should continue what they’re doing a keep up the fantastic start.


  1. Related materials. (n.d.). situational leadership analysis. Retrieved June 4, 2014, from http://www.businessballs.com/slanalysis.htm
  2. Cscaweb.org. (2012). Survey: what stage is Your Team In?. Retrieved June 4, 2014, fromhttp://www.cscaweb.org/EMS/sector_team/support_files/tools_for_the_team/tool_stage.pdf
  3. Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing: Understanding the Stages of Team Formation. (n.d.). Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. Retrieved June 4, 2014, from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_86.htm
  4. MAHAKAM13: W1_HERU_Tuckman Assesment. (2012, September 14). MAHAKAM13: W1_HERU_Tuckman Assesment. Retrieved June 4, 2014, from http://aacemahakam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/w1herutuckman-assesment.html

4 thoughts on “W1_Murtadha_Tuckman Assessment

  1. AWESOME first posting, Murtadha!!! You followed our 7 step process very well and your citations were spot on using APA format!!

    Nice work and looking forward to seeing more postings of this quality in the coming weeks.

    Dr. PDG, Boston, MA

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