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Unformatted text preview: B A 320 I ndividual homework Resource leveling is a technique for resolving resource conflicts by delaying tasks, to create a smoother distribution of resource usage and reduce overallocation. For example, p ulling resources from a task that has slack on schedule and investing them in a task that t akes long t ime to finish. I t is important because it requires less resources management since resources are being used on a more constant basis, it can enable the use of just-int ime inventory type of policy for subcontractors or other expensive resources, i t results in fewer problems for the project, and often improves morale. T he types of dysfunctional teams are the absence of t rust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. These dysfunctions can be fixed through the help of software, and other actions taken. Planning social activities between team members and stakeholders would building t rust between them. S tressing the team identity and holding huddle to encourage team members reduce the fear of conflict. Taking additional actions to work with vi r tual team members stresses more commitment and accountabili ty. The inattention to results issue can be resolved by monitoring the project results more closely. ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course BA 320 taught by Professor Mattwimble during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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