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Project Team Management

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль


Гордиенко Ольга Александровна

Course Syllabus


The influence of project manager’s skills in team management on the performance of employees is particularly acute when the product is the result of combining the individual efforts of all participants in the collaborative work. Project Manager should be able to organize effective communication and resolve conflicts. The course focuses on selected topics which are important to modern teamwork as well as on the seminal works focusing on the factors underpinning the team management and develops students’ ability to work in teams that requires certain competencies to organize their activities in small groups and benefit from the project-based learning.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce students to classic and modern theories pertinent to project team management
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Define main concepts pertinent to the project team management
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Distinguish between different team roles
  • Identify stages of team development
  • Analyze the information from appropriate sources for academic activities
  • Distinguish between different types of leadership styles
  • Identify components of team resilience
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Trait Theory and Team Composition
    Trait Theory. Leader's and Followers' Traits. Psychological individual differences. Big5 Model. HEXACO Model. Corporate Psychopaths. Dark Triad. Destructive Leadership. Leadership Derailment.
  • Teamwork and Team Management
    Teaming. Allocation of Roles and Responsibilities. Team roles. Stages of team development. Team resilience. Social Psychology. Trust. Psychological Safety. Groupthink. Project Leadership. Multifactor Leadership Theory. Transactional Leadership. Transformational Leadership. Types of Leadership Styles.
  • Influence and Conflict Management
    Conformity and Obedience. Group Influence. Reciprocation. Commitment. Social Proof. Liking. Authority. Scarcity. Compliance tactics. Readiness for change. Overcoming Resistance to Change. Collective Mindfulness. Social Capital. Conflict Management. Causes of conflict. Cognitive Dissonance. Types of Conflicts. Conflict Resolution.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Cases
    A student needs to tick out all the correct answers. e.g.: there are 3 questions. For each question there are 30 possible answers. The grade for each question equals: (amount of the correct answers provided by the student \ (actual amount of correct answers provided for in the case + amount of incorrect answers provided by the student))*10 The final grade for the Case equals Grade for the 1st question * W1 + Grade for the 2nd question * W2 + Grade for the 3rd question *W3 The limit of the possible answers a student can tick out within each task is specified individually in each Case. The minimum threshold for obtaining “4” or higher (a satisfactory grade) is 40%, “6” or higher - 60%, “8” or higher grade - 80% etc. Grades are normalized in accordance with the following scale: 10 - 11%, 9 - 11%, 8 - 11%, 7 - 22.5%, 6 - 22.5%, 5 - 11%, 4 - 11%. When solving cases, students can use teaching materials The deadline for sending the solved case to the tutor is within 3 days from the end of the lecture or seminar at which the case was assigned or sent to the students. After voicing the correct answers to the case, cases that have not been sent earlier are no longer accepted for consideration
  • blocking Exam
    The Exam consists of 2 Tests (0,5 and 0,5 of the Grade for the Exam). The Questions of the first Test are formulated on the basis of lecture material, the questions for the second test and are formulated on the basis of articles, assigned for the reading and analysis to the students during the Course. The minimum threshold for obtaining “4” or higher (a satisfactory grade) is 40%, “6” or higher - 60%, “8” or higher grade - 80% etc. Grades are normalized in accordance with the following scale: 10 - 11%, 9 - 11%, 8 - 11%, 7 - 22.5%, 6 - 22.5%, 5 - 11%, 4 - 11%.
  • non-blocking Discussion
    Active participation in discussion. Each time a student partakes in discussion he/she receives a grade according to HSE scale (0-10). If student does not participate in discussion, he/she receives “0”. The final grade for the Discussion equals the total amount divided by the total number of seminars (each seminar equals 2 academic hours).
  • non-blocking Presentation
    The topic of Presentation should be approved by the lecturer. Presentation is prepared Individually or in Groups (up to 3 students; at least 10 slides per student). In assessing students’ Presentations, the tutor is guided by the following criteria: Criteria # High quality of the presentation: the material is well-balanced (approx.: 50% - research part, 50% - “story” part), the majority (not less than 10 per student) of the slides should be informative, there should be references at the bottom of the slides (APA style, at least 3 sources) 1 The material presented for evaluation is presented in a logical and scientific style. A table briefly characterizing the conclusions and methods by which they were obtained for each source of theoretical analysis (clarity and consistency). 2 Citing is justified. 3 A student is well versed in the material: able to answer relevant questions. Student cites at least one meta-analysis or systematic review. 4 The story is relevant to the research part. Story part is comprised of not less than 300 words. the stories contain references to the main postulates of theoretical analysis. The story should be original (not on the basis of YouTube or other sources). At least 1 Story per student. 5 High quality of the material. There are no typos, syntax and spelling errors, negligence in design, etc., as well as missing figures, graphics, diagrams, words. Sound (tangible) conclusions. Conclusion part is comprised of not less than 200 words 6 meeting the deadline (not later than the last minute of the prepenultimate seminar (one seminar = 2 academic hours), otherwise the grade will be lowered). 7 Criteria Grade 7 + Not less than 10 sources indexed in Scopus / Web of Science per student 10 7 + Not less than 7 sources indexed in Scopus / Web of Science per student 9 7+ Not less than 5 sources indexed in Scopus / Web of Science per student 8 All criteria are met 7 6/7 criteria are met 6 5/7 criteria are met 5 4/7 criteria are met 4 3/7 criteria are met 3 2/7 criteria are met 2 1/7 criteria are met 1 Student's contribution to the story is less than 80% / the material is not provided / 0/7 criteria are met 0
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.2 * Cases + 0.2 * Discussion + 0.4 * Exam + 0.2 * Presentation


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cialdini, R. B. (2009). Influence : The Psychology of Persuasion. New York: HarperCollins. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=279852
  • Gersick, C. J. G. (1988). Time and Transition in Work Teams: Toward a New Model of Group Development. Academy of Management Journal, 31(1), 9–41. https://doi.org/10.2307/256496
  • Rahim, M. A. (2002). Toward a Theory of Managing Organizational Conflict. International Journal of Conflict Management, 13(3), 206. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb022874
  • Stephen J. Zaccaro. (2007). Trait-based perspectives of leadership. Http://Www.Mydarknight.Com/Wp-Content/Uploads/2013/04/Traits-Based-Approach-Zaccaro-Article.Pdf.
  • Timothy A. Judge, Remus Ilies, Joyce E. Bono, & Megan W. Gerhardt. (2002). Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.26B52021
  • Tuckman, B. W., & Jensen, M. A. C. (1977). Stages of Small-Group Development Revisited. Group & Organization Management, 2(4), 419–427. https://doi.org/10.1177/105960117700200404
  • University of Florida, U. S. ( host institution ), Judge, T. A. ( author ), Piccolo, R. F. ( author ), & Kosalka, T. ( author ). (2009). The bright and dark sides of leader traits: A review and theoretical extension of the leader trait paradigm. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2009.09.004

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • De Mascia, S. (2011). Project Psychology : Using Psychological Models and Techniques to Create a Successful Project. Farnham: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=408754
  • Henri Barki. (2003). Rethinking Interpersonal Conflict.
  • Project Management Institute. (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Sixth Edition (Vol. Sixth edition). Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1595320