Critical Stages Of Project Management

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Only the duration of critical activities ought to be crashed as they are key in determining the overall duration of the project. The incremental cost of all critical activities should then be determined. If there are several critical activities, select those with the least incremental costs to be crashed first. The maximum amount used in each step of crashing is known as a unit of time. This is because of the possibility of the emergence of a new critical path, which should be avoided. If the project has more than one critical path, time for all activities in the critical ought to be reduced simultaneously by an equal amount.
The project has more than one critical path and, as a result, activities in the critical path should be reduced simultaneously.
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It is quite clear that the team is past the forming stage which is characteristic of members know the mission of the project, with the roles that each team member is required to perform. The team is also not cohesive enough to in stage 3: norming. Team members are yet to embrace one another and their differences. What is more, they are not in a position resolve conflicts constructively. The storming stage is characteristic of competition and conflicts among team members. The team members are yet to be comfortable enough with one another.
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Projects involve team players who have different backgrounds, skill and qualifications. More often, conflicts arise out of differences in attitudes, values, personalities and other forms of differences. Project managers need to be equipped with conflict resolution skills to resolve conflicts that may affect both productivity and morale of the team members. There are different ways of resolving conflicts that include:
Withdrawal. This is both an emotional and physical retreat from conflict. A team member ought to withdraw whenever the resulting outcome would be of great benefit and when winning the point would result into more harm than good. This can result to an adverse effect in the long run to the withdrawing party as they will not be willing to contribute

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