Appendix A: Project Leadership Assessment - Organizational


Overview

This questionnaire contains statements about the characteristics of an organization and how it is supportive and creates a culture that encourages project leadership. Rate each item on a five-point scale indicating whether you agree or disagree with the statement. There are no right or wrong answers. Mark one answer only for each question.

  1. Senior management creates an environment and culture that nurtures the growth and development of project leaders and their teams.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Project leaders are encouraged to use vision to guide daily actions and decisions.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Decisions affecting the project are made after long, careful consideration.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. There is a good relationship between the project team and senior management.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Risk should be avoided at all costs.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Project team members are treated with dignity and respect.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Environmental influences are monitored and controlled.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Conflict in the project team has a negative influence on successful performance.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Team members are encouraged to take initiative in problem-solving.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Senior management decisions are frequently reversed.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Organizational success is more important than resolving project team issues.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The singular focus of senior management is project results.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Changes in company strategy and project requirements are communicated and explained to team members.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. A high degree of trust exists between senior management and project team members.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Leaders are encouraged to find creative solutions to business and project problems.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Teams are recognized and rewarded for good performance.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Project accomplishments are celebrated and shared with other project teams.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Change is a considered a way of life and necessary to organizational success.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Risk and problems are considered to be inherent in projects.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Authorization is a slow process due to complex and lengthy administrative procedures.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Senior management deals well with uncertainty.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Politics and power have a lot to do with project success.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Senior management has a customer satisfaction orientation and not just a profit motive.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Quality is an important factor in a successful project.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Trust and interdependence between all stakeholders are considered critical success factors.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Organizational policies and practices enable the project team to deliver according to plan.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Project mistakes and errors are dealt with in a positive and constructive manner.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Senior management members act as sponsors and champions that support and encourage high levels of project performance.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Concerns on the part of senior management are minimized and dealt with by frequent and open communications.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. There is a high degree of trust among all of the stakeholders.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Organizational goals are more important than team or individual goals.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Stakeholders are prepared to take calculated risks.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Changes in the environment are discussed between senior management and project teams before decisions are made.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Senior management gets directly involved with the supervision of the project teams.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The organizational environment encourages creativity and innovation.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Management does not interfere with the decision-making process in project teams.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The organization protects its project teams against external influences.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The process for project management is clearly defined and communicated.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Senior management encourages calculated risk-taking.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Teamwork is important for project success.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Using a formalized project methodology and tools is important for project success.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The success of the organization and the success of the project teams are intertwined.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The project management process supports tracking the accomplishment of deliverables.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Meetings and communications requests increase significantly in times of project crisis.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The organization conducts its business in an ethical manner.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The progress of the projects is carefully and systematically monitored by management.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Project corrective actions are taken proactively and in a positive manner.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. Senior management follows a decentralized approach in decision-making.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The organization recognizes the importance of the interpersonal aspects of project leadership.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree


  1. The organization sets a climate and environment for leadership to flourish by clear policies, guidance, and direction as well as visible and vocal support for the leaders and the projects.

  • strongly disagree

disagree

neither disagree or agree

agree

strongly agree





Project Leadership
Project Leadership
ISBN: 0071388672
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 106

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