- Problem Definition
Takatuf decided to launch this course and involve its business partners. Project Management course designed to develop skills of project management to 25 candidates from different companies and different experiences. The course will have five stages; face to face 1, distance learning, face to face 2, exam and implementation. Therefore, candidates have to focus on achieving two main objectives, which are passing the exam from first attempt (personal) and pay pack to the organization (Return on training investment). Team completed the first phase and start distance-learning phase with first week blog.
PMIOman2014 is name of 25 members who attend first phase. The team size is really big which will create a challenge with communication and gap in experiences. In addition to that team members came from different background (oil & gas, airport management, mining) as well as they are from different geographical areas (south and north of oman). All of these challenges will require more effort, time and commitment from team members to achieve their target and complete the project. The first week blog will use Tuckman’s tool to identify the organization model and type of leadership that PMPOman2014 team required.
- Identify the Possible Alternative
Each team requires special leadership style, which fit the structure of this team. To do so, Tuckman model of forming, storming, norming and performing considered as the right tool for this as this model introduced in 1965 with fours stages of team development and with each stage specify definite leadership style (Clark, 1998). PMIOman2014 team will be tested with Tuckman model.
Tabel 1. Bruce Tuckman Team Development Model [Catalyst Consulting, 2014]
The model above showed how team develops within time and what type of leadership required for each stage (telling, selling, participating and delegating) as each phase of project life cycle will use specific leadership style.
For our team PMIOman2014 will apply Tuckman model.
3. Development of the Outcome for Alternative
The team members have been asked to run Tuckman’s survey and answer 32 designed questions. Then all results of 25 members should be gathered in matter to identify the stage and leadership style that fit PMIOman2014 team.
Table 2. Donald Clark Team Survey Result.
The table above showed the results of Tuckman assessment, which conducted by team members. Therefore, Delphi technique with P90 will be used to prove the importance of decision.
4. Selection of Criteria.
Below is the result we had from 23 team members and from Delphi 90.
Table 3. P90 Result with Delphi Technique.
Based on the result above PMPOman2014 team is in Performance stage.
5. Analyses and Comparison of the Alternative.
The results above reflect the nature of group as members came from different sectors, which mainly dominated by Oil and Gas professional, and few of them from airport management and mining. It seems that members have good experience on project management and proactive for benefit of the team. The results showed that team already at performance stage from phase 1.
6. Selection of the Preferred Alternative.
PMPOman2014 team ready for delegation model where the leader focuses more on purpose and interrelationship. Program Manager and Project Manager should maintain the team in performance stage.
7. Performance Monitoring and the Post Evaluation of Result.
The development stage of the team PMPOman2014 should be reviewed monthly in order to maintain the leadership style and to identify if required communication or team building exercise.
Catalyst Consulting. (2014) “Tuckman Trifold – Accelerating Team Development” Retrieved June 6, 2014 fromhttp://www.catalystonline.com/products/tuckman-team-guides/
Clark, D. (1998, January 1). Survey: What Stage is Your Team in. Retrieved June 6, 2014, from http://www.cscaweb.org/EMS/sector_team/support_files/tools_for_the team/tool_stage.pdf
Cscaweb.org. (2012). Survey: what stage is Your Team In?. Retrieved June 6, 2014, fromhttp://www.cscaweb.org/EMS/sector_team/support_files/tools_for_the_team/tool_stage.pdf