QS Study

The project is a planned set of interrelated tasks to be executed over a fixed period and within certain cost and other limitations. Project managers routinely deal with conflict, both from internal and external sources. The cause of conflict in team projects can be related to differences in values, attitudes, needs, prospect, perceptions, resources, and personalities. A good project manager avoids these types of conflicts by managing their team with clear communication.

The types of conflicts a project manager faced are given below –

(1) Meeting schedule and cost goals without compromising performance appear to be a technical problem for the project manager. Actually, it is the only party technical because it is also a human problem – more accurately, a technical problem with a human dimension.

(2) Another problem is motivating project team members to accomplish the work of the project.

(3) Another behavioral problem for the project manager is interpersonal conflict. The problem is so pervasive that conflict between project team members and between team member and outsiders (including the client) seems to be the natural state of existence for projects.

(4) The project manager is responsible for assigning tasks to each project team member. This assumption can be incorrect, leading to team members being unclear on what needs to be accomplished.

(5) Project managers must foster a clear line of communication between project team members. If team members cannot reach their project manager or other team members, they may spin in circles needlessly.

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