Flashcards in Role of the Surveyor, Team Members and Establishing the Team Deck (10)
What is the role of the surveyor?
Surveyors are involved throughout lifecycle of buildings and construction projects: from acquisition, to
planning and monitoring construction, and managing the finished building, sometimes demolition.
What can be used to demonstrate the roles of team members?
- Project organogram = graphical representation of structure /hierarchy (responsibility) within a team. Represents different relationships amongst functions, departments and teams.
- Communications plan
- Internal action tracker / team deliverables which sets out work streams and responsibilities
- Project directory – who to consult in each organisation
What are the 3 project team structures?
- Functional – team located within one of the functional depts. of an organisation
- Matrix – team made up of multiple members from multiple specialist teams of an organisation
- Project (Task Force) / Project Team - exists outside of normal organisational structure, may have a project office and staff not attached to other depts., some seconded from their main job to join team full-time.
When establishing the team members, what is this dependent on?
- Nature of project (size / urgency / skillset required)
- Personnel issues (availability / organisational location)
- Political issues (which depts. are affected / resource needs)
- Cultural issues (custom and practice, communication issues)
- Project life cycle (different teams for different phases)
Once the team is established, what should you send to them?
The PROJECT BRIEF = sets out clear deliverables and background of project (if any). This should include:
- Project description
- Strategic Programme
- Project goals and outcomes
- Site plans
- Client terms and conditions
- Potentially an NDA if required?
What did R. Meredith Belbin establish?
Belbin's team types:
- Teams need a mix of skills and personal qualities to succeed
- ‘team types’ can be used to identify range of personal qualities in the team and where there may be an imbalance
What are the nine Belbin's team types?
1. Co-ordinator - Makes decisions and maximises people’s potential
2. Shaper - Task leader, tries to shape way team effort is channelled
3. Plant - Creative, generates ideas and resolves difficult problems
4. Resource Investigator - Explores and reports external ideas and keeps project in context of ‘wider
5. Implementer - Turns decisions into tasks, implements ideas and plans in a well-organised way
6. Monitor Evaluator - Objective, analytical and prudent. Evaluates all the options.
7. Team Worker - Fosters harmony and unity within the team
8. Finisher - Compulsive about detail and deadlines, ensures nothing gets forgotten
9. Specialist - Single-minded, dedicated expert who has key skills / knowledge.
What should you consider when addressing a much wider inter-disciplinary team?
Ensure sufficient stakeholder management via a stakeholder management plan (power-interest score, their role and responsibility)
What is the Tuckman Theory?
A group of individuals do not become a team overnight. Project teams typically go through the (Tuckman) stages