Do project teams require leaders, or can self-managed project teams produce successful outcomes?

QUESTION 1

Do project teams require leaders, or can self-managed project teams produce successful outcomes? How important is the role of the leader in terms of project success?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

QUESTION 2

Some project teams are more successful in achieving project goals than others. What are some things that project managers should consider in building, developing, and managing project teams so that they are more likely to be successful?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length

QUESTION 3

Can virtual teams be as successful as onsite teams? Why, or why not?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

QUESTION 4

Project teams are said to progress through a number of stages as they mature together and eventually perform the work of the project. Do the stages of team development always apply to project teams? What would happen, in your view, if a team failed to progress through all stages?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

DQ Question

Thinking back to a recent group project in which you participated, how effective were you as a team member? What behaviors did you engage in that contributed to your effectiveness and the group’s effectiveness? What were sources of conflict within the group, and how were they resolved? Please be specific.