Initial Team Quality Assessment.
In a very short time, you have been thrown into a team environment, subjected to a multitude of terms and concepts and processes and phases of Analysis & Design (A&D), and been tasked to configure your managerial/operational team environment to proffer an IS-based solution to a business case. This is quite a lot in a short amount.
Your task is not to reflect on your Teamâ€™s progress to date by writing a memorandum addressed to the hypothetical senior partner (Dr. Cumbie) of your consultancy firm.
Header – Your name, date, subject line, and greeting.
First Paragraph – A brief introduction stating that your team has engaged with its first client (Dennâ€™s) and you are reporting, as requested, on the cohesiveness of your team. Identify the current stage of your project (e.g. a specific SDLC or Proj. Mgt. phase or process group) and your teamâ€™s next deliverable. For this, make sure to refer to your textbook and define ANY and ALL textbook terms in a footnote of your memo.
Second Paragraph – Comment on your teamâ€™s initial performance. Identify at least one strength and one weakness. Clearly, describe both and comment on how you plan to turn the strength into an opportunity for your team to be effective and how the weakness could be a threat to your teamâ€™s performance.
Third Paragraph – Finally, propose a solution that might improve the teamâ€™s weakness and give a CLEAR and SPECIFIC process to improve this. Conclude your memo with a sentence stating that you will continue to monitor your teamâ€™s performance and provide an update near the end.