Purple Group Team Case Study

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The overall effectiveness of the purple group team, if you are measuring by the assigned group members was a complete failure. Two of the four group members did not participate at all. If you measure the overall effectiveness by the group members who did participate, it was a complete success. The first assignment was more challenging than the second two. This was directly related to attempting to work with team members who never or almost never, depending on which team member you are referring to, participated. The first assignment the two participants who contributed did a lot of waiting and had to add information for the assignment at the last minute to make up for the teammates who did not participate. Once we realized what we can expect from each other it made it easier. The two teammates who made active effort regularly assigned overlapping tasks so that we were making up for the lack of participation in the group work for assignment two and three. The Stage Gate model that we chose to use for our implementation method was spot on. Both Lawrence and I suggested this model separately from each other. While there are many models out there that we could have selected, this model seemed to fit the best based on the type of product we were developing. The strengths were that the Stage Gate…show more content…
Even though it can be frustrating to start out working with individuals that you do not yet know, the results are always better. There are more ideas, that stimulate other ideas. Where one member may have strengths in one area, another member can bring additional strengths to the table in other areas. I do think that teams should be smaller groups as there is a fine line between having too many participants and not enough. Too many would make it difficult to ensure everyone had a voice and still maintain productiveness. Too few would limit the abilities of the team. I wish that we had more participation from our other team
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