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

How to Prepare for the PMP Exam Day

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 most
  • Errors are punished

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