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Case Study: Resolving Serious Conflict between Team Members

Background: The members of your project team are in serious conflict. They have split into two camps. The last team meeting was a disaster with four members of the team sitting on one side of the table and the other four on the other side. You could feel the tension in the air. You ended […]

The First Use of the Model with the Team – Part 3

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of our case study.

The first opportunity to use the new decision making model arrived fairly shortly after the meeting to introduce the model. We allocated 2 hours for the meeting in order to accommodate a learning curve. We didn’t expect the decision to be made after the two […]

Selling the Decision Making Model to the Team – Part 2

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Now that we decided on a process for getting decisions made, we needed to sell it to the team.

We gathered the team together for a meeting to share the use of RAPID® for getting decisions made. The following was on the agenda for the meeting:




Who Has The Decision? Part 1

What do to when there are too many people making decisions on the project

A number of years ago, I was working with a client to provide them guidance on a complex project. The “core team” was large and nearly everyone on the project team felt they needed to be involved in making decisions. I […]

Managing Projects

What if the team starts off pessimistic about the project?

Most team members are excited about working on a new project, even if a bit apprehensive. Generally they are excited about the possibilities and start off optimistic. It may certainly be “uninformed optimism” since they may not know enough about what the project entails just […]