Questions relating to the avoidance, management and mitigation of conflict within or between project teams or stakeholders.

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Having problems within development team re approach

Noob PM here - I have a project with 3 developers (one of whom is tech lead), a BA, and a tester. The tech lead (hereafter referred to as TL) is responsible (on the RACI) for the technical output of ...
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Communication Among Teams

What is the best way to communicate between project teams so that your staff feels "in the loop"? Context: I work in a small research center (about 40-50 researchers, statisticians, and support ...
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Members of the Broader Team Find the PMO Burdensome and Valueless

The scenario here is a new IT Services Program that is about six months on a five-year firm fixed price contract, providing IT infrastructure and application O&M services for an organization that ...
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What actions can a PM take when a client pursues a sub-optimal design?

My client is not sure about the impact a particular product design would have, but insists that the product design that he suggests is workable. The Project Managers know there are other options that ...
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As a project manager, how do you manage interpersonal conflicts between your team members?

I am talking about a personality conflict, between two people or more, that builts up tension in the team, ruins the team spirit and worsen the quality of life at work. Most of the time, those are not ...
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What is the main factor that makes your project not meet its goals most of the time?

What is the most common problem you face regularly and how you can avoid it? I wonder if we, as a community, will agree on the same thing? I ask for some short answers (just in a few words) to ...
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How to have your opinion and idea listened by more senior people?

Why is it difficult for people to accept the right solution coming from a person who is new to the organization? Like if you see a place where some changes can lead to greater improvement and your ...
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Should a ScrumMaster step into political conversations?

As a SM I try to promote great environement for my team by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. It works well for the work hours, but during lunch time 2 of them always argue against each other on ...
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How to define a project strategy?

My boss has asked to be project manager. I am not afraid of the challenge expect that. I don't know where to start. We have a legacy server where a couple of apps and a lot of code is hosted. The ...
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What are the best practices/methods/tools/techniques for conflict identification in requirements?

For the sake of this discussion requirements = user-stories (since I'm not differentiating any process per se and would like to get rid of any ambiguities). It's quite common to have a set of about ...
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How do you manage conflicting stakeholder demands?

Occasionally, key stakeholders of a given project (perhaps those with organizational authority several levels above that of the project manager) will have conflicting requirements or demands of the ...
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How to resolve leadership conflicts in project?

How to resolve conflicts in project when: No roles are clearly defined (eg. no project charter). Project manager is sluggish / incompetent. Technical people feel like more competent than PM. Bit ...