1- Project Team
Successful team members have the following characteristics:
and supports the vision and the goals of the team
- takes responsibility
for both the task needs and the relationship needs of the team
the skill to manage his/her own parts of the project and to support
- demonstrates superior skill in interpersonal
So to have a “good” team
Each member must know:
- What the goal is
- What his or her role in the completion of the
- How internal or external constraints affect the process
obstacles to the success of the project
- Project–task-related skill
Skills related to the task needing to be accomplished
Just because a group gets along well, it does not mean they will be productive
- Group harmonizing skill (interpersonal relationship skill)
The ability to help maintain the relationship aspect of the
- The goal of the team is in the best interest of the project
- The project is indeed doable with the skills and materials
- Personal Connections
- Trusting and valuing team members’ ideas.
Supportive Organizational Climate
- Guidance - Faculty supervisor, company contact
and the SE office
- Convenience -Meeting rooms
- Celebrating achievements – SE celebration!
If one element is too light or is removed, the whole team dynamic
gets out of balance and doesn't function properly.
2 - Defining the goals, objectives, tasks and
activities in the project.
Work Breakdown Structure
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- WBS – A schedule that shows
each step of the project
Hierarchy of work
- A job must be broken down into objectives, then
into tasks and finally into activities.
- Using a hierarchy simplifies the process and ensures that you
do not miss any activity.
- Big “chunks” of the project – e.g.
research, first draft, presentation
Broad area of focus
- Set by the team and with the approval of the
faculty supervisor and the company contact.
Other important points:
- Objectives are defined along the dimensions
of time, specs, and cost
- Distribute responsibility for each objective among the team
- Ask each objective owner to formulate the tasks.
- Represent one or several major deliverables towards an objective
- Sub-objectives or work packages each made up of multiple activities
table of content, bibliography, abstract
- Activities are the basic building blocks of a project
- The name
of each activity is exactly the same as the desired result
this point just list the activities (not necessary to list the
- Small enough details to see the work involved!
Rule of Thumb:
- Duration Rule
- Define activities that will take several hours to
a couple of days to complete.
- Allows visibility of progress – if
it is delayed you will know in a day or if it becomes overdue.
Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- WBS – A schedule that shows each
step of the project
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