1. Problem Definition
“Takatuf PMI 2014 Team” is just established as a part of PMI program conducted in Muscat from 24th to 29th May 2014. The team consists of 25 members from different companies and specializations in Oman. The team Project Manager should know at what level of understanding his team are and make appropriate interventions that move the team forward.
2. Identify the Feasible Alternative
To help the team Project Manager on this, we will use Tuckman Analysis, which is one of the more known team development theories and has formed the basis of many further ideas since its conception. Tuckman’s theory focuses on the way in which a team tackles a task from the initial formation of the team through to the completion of the project. Tuckman later added a fifth phase; Adjourning and Transforming to cover the finishing of a task.
Figure.1: Tuckman’s model
3. Development of the Outcome for Alternative
To implement Tuckman’s model, The team was asked to fill a quick survey of 32 questions developed by Donald Clark. 23 responses were collected out of 25 team members.
Figure.2: Donald Clark  Survey Results.
After we gathered the team’s members results, then we identified the highest, lowest, and most likely figures in each stages. These numbers will be implemented in Delphi technique with P70 calculation.
4. Selection of Criteria
The following table shows calculation result of Delphi technique with P70 for above data.
Figure.3: Delphi Technique with P70
The calculation indicates that the highest P70 result for Takatuf PMI 2014 Team is Performing Stage, the lowest P70 result is Norming Stage, and the other two stages “Storming and Forming” are closed to the Performing Stage.
5. Analysis of the Alternative.
This result indicates that Takatuf PMI 2014 find the right ways to get the job done smoothly and effectively without inappropriate conflict or the need for external supervision. By this time, they are motivated and knowledgeable. The team members are now competent, autonomous and able to handle the decision-making process without supervision. Dissent is expected and allowed as long as it is channeled through means acceptable to the team. Supervisors of the team during this phase are almost always participating. The team will make most of the necessary decisions.
6. Selection of the Preferred Alternative.
During the first week of distance learning, I believe that the team was under the Norming Stage. The team manages to have one goal and come to a mutual plan for the team at this stage. All team members take the responsibility and have the ambition to work for the success of the team’s goals. This was reflected successfully in selection of the same topic for the first Blog. By the end of the first week, the team now steps on the Performing Stage.
7. Performance Monitoring and the Post Evaluation of Result.
As we have only 13 weeks to finish all the work assigned to each team member, there should be a close monitoring to ensure that everybody submit his part successfully and on time. It is proposed that monitoring is conducted in weekly base.
- Catalyst Consulting Team (2005, May). Figure.1: Tuckman’s model. Retrieved June 6, 2014, from http://www.catalystonline.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/11/Catalyst_Desk_Ref.jpg
- Donald Clark (2002, January). 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
- Alleman, G. B. (2004, January). Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning. Retrieved June 6, 2014, from http://www.niwotridge.com/PDFs/FormStormNormPerform.pdf