Essays on Design of Project Teams and Collaboration in the Project Environment Annotated Bibliography

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The paper “ Design of Project Teams and Collaboration in the Project Environment”   is a   forceful example of an annotated bibliography on management. DeliDrinks is a food processing company based in Australia. For years, we have provided our customers with the best variety of fresh fruit juices gaining a leadership position in the market. Our products are popular for being made from 100% natural ingredients. However, over the past year, we have noticed a decrease in the sales of our products. As a result, the Project Management Office (PMO) was tasked with the responsibility of looking into the matter and making recommendations to the company board. A project team consisting of twelve members was put together, including the project team manager.

They were provided with a budget of ten thousand shillings to conduct research and report back to the company board of governors. The project time frame was three months ending 4th September 2016, during which they were to use all available resources to inform our research, draw conclusions, and make suitable conclusions to the board. The project manager has asked me to be part of a team reviewing team leadership in the above-mentioned project.

To carry out the above task, I have first prepared the annotated bibliography below reviewing literature relevant to the topic. 2. Annotated bibliography2.1. The design or structuring of project teams. 2.1.1. Burke, R & Barron, S 2014, Project management leadership building creative teams, second edition, 2nd ed. , John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex, UK. Link to resource. The book focuses on project management leadership and how it is applied in the project environment. The author notes that it is the structured project teams that determine the success of the project based on the time delivery, quality outcomes, and completing the project within the structured budget.

Additionally, the author identifies that motivational and the inspiration of the team members contribute towards the best performance of the team members hence the ability to meet the objectives of the project.



Burke, R & Barron, S 2014, Project management leadership: building creative teams, John Wiley & Sons.

Kerzner, H 2013, Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling, 11th edn, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, NJ.

Lee, MR 2013, Leading virtual project teams: Adapting leadership theories and communications techniques to 21st century organizations, CRC Press

Project Management Institute 2013, Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK guide), 5th edn, Project Management Institute Inc., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

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