Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Topic - HR - Teamwork

15 June, 2011

HR (Human Resources) is considered to be one of the “easier” exam topics – however still requires attention before sitting your PMP® Exam as it is a frequently asked question in the exam. At our recent Limerick PMP® Exam Preparation Course, we discussed some of the following aspects of HR for the PMP® Exam.

What are the characteristics of an effective team?
Here are just a few attributes of a successful team:
• High level of commitment to common and inspiring goals/vision
• Team are innovative and creative
• Roles and responsibilities are clearly defined
• Conflict can lead to better results
• Effective communication systems
• Trust and co-operation exist
• Everyone opinion is heard and valued
• Project members are empowered
• Appreciation and praise is the norm
• Success is celebrated

What are the characteristics of an ineffective team?
Some of the features of a problem team:
• No direction – lack of clear objectives
•Divergent outlooks
•Team leadership issues
•Communication issues
•Frustrations and issues raised outside meetings
•Decisions are slow and imposed
•No listening – score settling
•Politics & Gossip
•New ideas rejected – people stop suggestions
•A few talk the mostErrors are punished


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