As companion reading to this chapter that offers a comprehensive discussion of how to work effectively in teams, I recommend reading the sections called “Introduction to Teamwork” and “Project Management” in Designing Engineers: An Introductory Text, by Susan McCahan et al..
This section contains the following chapters with the following learning objectives:
4.1 Team Project Management Tools and Strategies: Understand how to use strategies and documents, such as Team Charters, Agendas, Minutes, Gantt Charts, and Work Logs to facilitate effective teamwork.
4.2 Models for Understanding Team Dynamics: Understand various models of team dynamics, and reflect on how you might apply them to help you and your team mates resolve conflicts and work productively.
4.3 Collaborative Writing: Understand the processes and strategies for writing collaboratively, and reflect on what works for your team.
4.4 Managing Team Conflict: Develop strategies to productively deal with and manage conflicts and other problems within teams.
- S. McCahan, P. Anderson, M. Kortschot, P. E. Weiss, and K. A. Woodhouse, “Introduction to teamwork,” in Designing Engineers: An Introductory Text, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2015, pp. 219-246. ↵