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Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, Tenth Edition by Harold Kerzner, Harold R. Kerzner

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Special Topics

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8.0 INTRODUCTION

There are several situations or special topics that deserve attention. These include:

  • Performance measurement
  • Compensation and rewards
  • Managing small projects
  • Managing mega projects
  • Morality, ethics and the corporate culture
  • Internal partnerships
  • External partnerships
  • Training and education
  • Integrated project teams
  • Virtual teams

8.1 PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

PMBOK® Guide, 4th Edition

9.3.2.6 Recognition and Rewards

9.4.2 Manage Project Team

A good project manager will make it immediately clear to all new functional employees that if they perform well in the project, then he (the proj-ect manager) will inform the functional manager of their progress and achievements. This assumes that the functional manager is not providing close supervision over the functional employees and is, instead, passing on some of the responsibility to the project manager—a common situation in project management organization structures.

Many good projects as well as project management structures have failed because of the inability of the system to evaluate properly the functional employee's performance. In a project management structure, there are basically six ways that a functional employee can be evaluated on a project:

  • The project manager prepares a written, confidential ...

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