Group Roles and Responsibilities

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Our group is small, but very capable. Oftentimes an individual may need to take on more than one task at a time. Most groups consist of a team leader or project manager who guides the team or project members. A project manager is the person responsible for ensuring that the team completes the project in a timely and efficient manner. The leader develops the project plan with the team and manages everyone’s performance of tasks. Roles, responsibilities, how to divide work evenly, and deadlines need to be addressed through leadership. Good organization skills, time management, and the ability to multi-task are all prerequisites of an effective project manager. The team members are responsible for executing tasks and producing deliverable results as outlined in the plan and directed by the manager, and they do so at whatever level of effort or participation has been defined for them. Because our group consists of three members and our final project is a fairly large one each member will have to take more responsibility. Initially, we decided that we would all be leaders as well as team members. For this paper, Jennifer started a thread stating what responsibilities she wanted and gave two options for dividing the rest of the work for John and Patty. Each person will have the responsibility of writing a portion of week three’s paper. The final team paper involves extensive research, developing a PowerPoint presentation, writing the paper, work citations, confirming source credibility, and editing. Each step in the team process is vital to the ultimate goal: a paper that educates the reader about the subject matter, flows smoothly, and, of course, earns the team an A. The instructions for the content of the paper are laid out in the syllabus in the four bullet points. The three team members will pick a bullet point they want to research and write about. The PowerPoint presentation has bullet points as guidelines for that part of the...
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