The Dysfunctional Project Team

RUNNING HEAD: Behavioral Aspects of the Project Management Paper

Behavioral Aspects of the Project Management Paper: The Dysfunctional Project Team
Lee Jernigan
Lavina Hield
Roderick Robinson
Naomi Brown
The University of Phoenix
Atlanta Campus, Georgia
MGT 573
Project Management in the Business Environment
Dr. Abdel Mahdi Al-Husseini, MBA
July 24, 2004

Workshop # 2
Behavioral Aspects of the Project Management Paper: The Dysfunctional Project Team

The Dysfunctional Project Team
This paper will discuss how to make a dysfunctional project team successful. Project managers sometimes go through experiences of great success and dysfunctional failure. Some projects become "behind schedule, over budget, members quit due to disgust, team moral plummets, and fears of extra work without compensation" (Syllabus, 2004, p. 7). The authors will address in the paper how organizational culture and human behavior influences the success of projects (Syllabus, 2004, p. 7). First, the authors will discuss how organizational culture influences the selection, sponsorship, prioritization and ultimate success of projects. The authors will also discuss ways organizational culture creates conditions that could lead to project failure and success. Second, the authors will discuss how project leadership plays to the success of a project. The authors will discuss the changing of the roles and conditions for the success and failure of projects. Third, the authors will discuss how project mangers build and manage a successful project team. The authors will discuss how the project manager leads to the failure or success of a project. Last, the authors will discuss some strategies that could be used by a project mana ...
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