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Project Managment vocab set 3
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a collection of 3 or more people that formed for some purpose. Group differ in terms of their type, structure, roles, norms, and cohesiveness.
social theory proposed by Bruce Tuckman in the 1960 and now widley accepted.
Group Interactions are the ways in which personalities, agenda, and goals of the individual group members affect the way the group functions (or does not function) and the work it accomplishes (or fails to accomplish). Group interactions also include the ways that group members treat one another and ways in which their personalities affect other members of the group.
Group roles are the jobs or functions that people have within a group. These roles can be grouped into three categories: task roles (e.g., coordinator), social-interpersonal roles (e.g., encourager), and dysfunctional roles (e.g., dominator).
Nonverbal cues are ways of sending messages to others without the use of spoken or written language. A researcher at UCLA concluded that as much as 93 percent of communication effectiveness is determined by nonverbal cues. Examples of nonverbal cues are facial expressions, body movements and posture, gestures, eye contact, space, and touch.
Personality can be defined as the sum total of a person's behavioral and emotional qualities or characteristics. A personality type is a category of people with similar qualities or characteristics. For example, people often distinguish people with so-called Type A personalities from those with so-called Type B personalities. Type As are ambitious, competitive, impatient, and "tightly wound." In contrast, Type Bs are easy-going, relaxed, and patient. In the business world, one of the most common ways of understanding personality types is the Myers-Briggs classification system.
The third phase of the project management process, in which the plans created in the prior phases (project initiation and planning) are put into action.
The last phase in the project life cycle intended to formalize the acceptance and orderly end of the project. Project closure is made up of two processes: administrative closure and contract closure.
a group idea or structure that a project is built around.
the process of organizing, recalling, and creating the information and fitting in it with what is already known.
an exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.
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