W1_Ali Hubais_Tuckman Assessment

1. Problem Definition

Takatuf PMI 2014 is training team member that was conducted from 24th to 29th– May 2014 Face to Face program started at Shangri-La Hotel in Muscat. After the F2F training member will continue with 77 days distance learning commitment. Where Blog posting is one part of Takatuf PMI 2014 group commitment and we have to submit 11 posting blog during distance learning. Dr Paul had assigned the first blog posting topics to help Takatuf PMI 2014 team to get started so the first team assignment for W1 Blog Posting is to know where our team falls in Tuckman’s model where it explains the team develops maturity, ability, relationships establish, and the leader changes leadership style. The expected delivery from this assignment is to know where is the stage of Takatuf PMI 2014 team according to the below Tuckman’s Model.

tuckman model figure 1

                Figure 1 [Proulx, 2012]

2. Development of the feasible alternatives

Accordance to Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership model there are four types of leaders.


Figure 2 [Proulx, 2012]


As Per above Figure 2 the Group has to be in one of the four Bruce Tuckman stage which was introduced in (1965) and each stage of Tuckman model has one of the four types of leadership model as per below figure 2. Therefore to know where Takatuf PMI 2014 is located we have used the Tuckman analysis survey answer by 23 members and the result as below.

Subject Forming storming Norming performing
Min 8 8 10 22
Average 21 20 22 27
Max 33 29 30 35
Standard Deviation 7 7 5 4
P(85)(Z=1.04) 28 27 27 31

Takatuf PMI 2014 Table [1]


3. Possible solution

Survey data was conducted for each team member of Takatuf PMI 2014 by fillingTuckman survey result and using Tuckman’s Model, the result of group position can be in one of the four possibilities. The group can be either in Forming phase, Storming Phase, Norming Phase or Performing Phase. Delphi technique with P80 used to analysis the data.


4. Selection of Criteria

From the analysis above in figure 3 the result showing that the team is the performing phase as they already pass the other three phases so therefore they require the delegation type of leadership where the leader has to be involved in decision making. However the individual already got the responsibility to process


5. Analysis and Comparison of the Alternative

From the result shown in figure 3 it indicate that the team is performing stage where individual knows the team objective and sheering the same goal and each one of the team member involve in what he/she will do. So all the other three Tuckman stage are not far away but it’s already passed through.

6. Selection of the Preferred Alternative.

Suitable leadership style is highly required to lead the team to achieve the team goal, so as per result in figure 3 Takatuf PMI 2014 it indicate that Delegating leadership style is required so The leader is still involved in decision, however, the process and responsibility has been passed to the individual or group. The leader stays involved to monitor progress.

7. Performance Monitoring and the Post Evaluation of Result.

From Bruce Tuckman’s 1965 Forming Storming Norming Performing team-development model we can summarize the condition of team:

–       The team is on the same goal and objective achievement so they are performing.

–       The team divide them self to 5 groups to work in each different task of 5 projects of PMI.

–       The team already selects the project manager of each project and each member performed in what required from PMI.




  1. Related materials. (n.d.). Looking through project management. Retrieved June 6, 2014, from http://meja-tulis.blogspot.com/2011/01/team-management-and-motivation-part-1.html
  2. Understanding the Tuckman Stages of Team Formation. (n.d.). Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. Retrieved June 6, 2014, from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_86.htm
  3. The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership. Retrieved June 6, 2014, from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_44.htm
  4. Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. Retrieved June 6 June,2014 from http://www.mftrou.com/tuckman-stages-team-development.html
  5. Cscaweb.org. (2012). 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



One thought on “W1_Ali Hubais_Tuckman Assessment

  1. Nice job on your W1 posting Ali, but leaving it until the last minute is not a wise strategy. Why? Because if you happened to get your posting rejected, then you could not claim earned value credit for this week. But if you post it early in the week and it gets rejected, then you have the rest of the week to make the changes necessary to get it accepted and still be able to claim earned value for that same week.

    Important concept to grasp, especially if you are implementing EVM for your contractors….

    Dr. PDG, Boston, MA

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