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Today's Question:
 
Which of the following is likely to be one of the objectives of a feasibility study?

A. To determine if the company has access to the resources needed to complete the project.
B. To determine the deliverables required from the project and the work needed to accomplish them.
C. To optimise the project constraints triangle (iron triangle) and triple bottom line.
D. To map the proposed project to the companies objectives.

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Tip of the week**: Teams need diversity to succeed

Diversity comes in may forms, a key consideration is assembling a ‘champion team’ is to make sure all of the necessary team attributes are covered! In sport you need ‘forwards’ midfield platers and defenders; in teams you need starters, finishers, leaders and supporters. There are numerous views on ‘team roles’, one of the more comprehensive approaches has been developed by Dr. Meredith Belbin. She identifies nine clusters of behaviour called team roles - ‘A tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way’.

We all have our strengths and we also have our weaknesses. We build a champion project team from imperfect people by being aware of the weaknesses that come with the strengths, innate to each individual’s character. By selecting a diverse that that in combination cover off all nine clusters of behaviours we minimise the effects of individual weaknesses and maximise the opportunity for success. As with all personality typing, you need to understand your strengths and weaknesses and then select the most complimentary people to build the spread of strengths needed for a well-rounded team. Then look at the overall matrix of skills and weaknesses and put processes in place to cover the area of residual weakness - very few teams are perfect!

For more on the Belbin typology see: http://www.belbin.com/about/belbin-team-roles/  

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In a typical 5 day PMP or CAPM course, Lynda will teach the 'soft skills' of communication and stakeholder management (days 1 & 4); and Patrick will teach the 'hard skills' of scope, time and cost (days 2, 3 & 5).
 
Dr Lynda Bourne Dr. Lynda Bourne DPM, PMP, FACS, FAIM.
Lynda is an internationally recognised consultant, author and trainer. She has extensive experience as a Senior Project Manager and Project Director specialising in delivery of IT and other business-related projects and has worked as a Senior IT Project Management Consultant.  

Lynda is Director of Professional Services with Mosaic Project Services and the Managing Director and CEO of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd.
 
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Patrick Weaver Patrick Weaver PMP, PMI-SP, FAICD, FCIOB.
Patrick has over thirty five years experience in the Project Management industry and has been a PMI member for over 25 years.  His career initially focused on the planning and managing of construction and engineering projects. The last twenty years has seen his businesses and experience expand to include the successful implementation of project controls in a range of government, ICT and business environments and the development of a range of sophisticated training options.

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Lessons Learned in Project Management: 140 Tips in 140 Words or Less
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