Project Management Day of Service® (PMDoS®) 2018

Project Management for Change
July 2018 Newsletter

Causes and Management of Conflict

Conflict in teams can not only cause a strain in the team dynamic, but can be a large obstacle in project success. However, it should be noted that conflict can also be a positive experience. Conflict exists naturally and is not only inevitable, but can inspire adaptability, enhance goal attainment, champion commitment, improve productivity, bring upon constructive change, create resolution, and generate new ideas. Read more via entrepreneur.

There can be many reasons for conflict in project management, and by identifying the root cause, project managers can work towards resolving conflict. A few key clashes can be from:

  • Poor cost management
  • Different personalities
  • Individual bias
  • Communication deficiencies
  • Lack of trust and respect


Once a conflict has been identified, there are various methods to management conflict. Liquid Planner suggests the following: 1) exercise power; 2) withdraw/avoid; 3) compromise; 5) appease; 6) solve the underlying problem, not the symptom; 7) delegate; 8) acknowledge the person first; 9) call a meeting; 10) listen; or 11) use a mediator. 


PM in Practice - Positive Conflict That Invites Team Collaboration and Sparks Creativity


Join Diane Buckley, CEO of Core Performance Concepts and PM Expert, and Brenda Williams, Certified Professional Coach, to discuss key strategies on how to get you and your team past conflicting situations and into a team of collaboration with this free webinar. PDU can be self-reported to PMI after watching the full video. 


Sneak peak at Atlanta's Project Management Day of Service 2018 event from April 21, 2018 at Georgia Tech. Find more pictures at PMI Atlanta.


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