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Challenge of new team members performance .

Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:58 pm

During a kick-off, the project manager provided training for the entire team regarding the specifics of the company operations that the project supports.

A year later, project productivity is suffering because members who were added later in the project do not have the same level of understanding.

How should the project manager respond to this challenge?

A. Ask current team members to provide training and support and hold a second kick-off meeting for new team members.

B. Tell the newer team members to ask for help from the long-term members when they run into things they do not understand.

C. Add new members who have the relevant experience, reassign the newer team members, and log turnover issues in the lessons learned register.

D. Recognize that this is a natural project progression and revise the schedule to allow for the slight decrease in productivity.

Given answer is A and my answer is B. Not sure if project can have multiple kick-off meetings ? These meetings are indication that planning is completed and execution will start . Also to make sure that all SH are on the same level of understanding about the project.

Also a project will keep on having new resources based on res. crunches. Does that mean that project will have a new kick off meetings every time a new member joins the team ?
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Re: Challenge of new team members performance .

Mon May 03, 2021 12:58 am

pallav29 wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:58 pm
During a kick-off, the project manager provided training for the entire team regarding the specifics of the company operations that the project supports.

A year later, project productivity is suffering because members who were added later in the project do not have the same level of understanding.

How should the project manager respond to this challenge?

A. Ask current team members to provide training and support and hold a second kick-off meeting for new team members.

B. Tell the newer team members to ask for help from the long-term members when they run into things they do not understand.

C. Add new members who have the relevant experience, reassign the newer team members, and log turnover issues in the lessons learned register.

D. Recognize that this is a natural project progression and revise the schedule to allow for the slight decrease in productivity.

Given answer is A and my answer is B. Not sure if project can have multiple kick-off meetings ? These meetings are indication that planning is completed and execution will start . Also to make sure that all SH are on the same level of understanding about the project.

Also a project will keep on having new resources based on res. crunches. Does that mean that project will have a new kick off meetings every time a new member joins the team ?
Agree its wrong word to be used as second kick off, rather a specific training for new team member would be appropriate term.,

I will not go with B as it is relying on junior team members to ask for help which sometime is risky proposition as Junior members may be shy to ask for help, rather assigning an on job mentor is best approach


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