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1. What is the makeup of a project Core Team?
A cross-functional team representing all of the organizational functions who conduct project activities and the Project Leader.
The Core Team is the management team responsible for funding and staffing the project.
The Core Team is made up of the lead individuals assigned to the project who are doing most of the work on the project.
2. What are the Core Team member’s responsibilities?
Managing functional extended team resources to ensure they are completed correctly.
Directing the activities of their functional extended team and ensuring overall project objectives will be met.
Completing the key project deliverables that have been assigned to them.
3. If a Core Team has team meetings where “storming” occurs due to conflict between team members, what should the Project Leader do?
The Core Team member should request counseling from the Human Resources department for those individuals who are in conflict with each other.
Nothing. Conflict is good because it leads to better decisions.
Use the GRPI (Goals, Roles, Processes, Inter-personal) construct to find the source of the conflict and resolve it.
4. When in the project lifecycle do project Core Teams normally go through a “Storming” period?
During initial project planning, again during planning for each phase, and whenever the project must go through a change.
The Core Team should not go through a “storming” period. If that occurs the project Core Team should be dissolved and a new Core Team formed.
When the Core Team is first formed.
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