Team Structure

The “best” team structure depends on:-

  1. The management style of the organization.
  2. The number of people who will populate the team and their skill levels, and
  3. The overall problem difficulty.

 

The three generic team organizations are:

Democratic decentralized (DD)

This software engineering team has no permanent leader. Process coordinators are appointed for a brief period after which changed by others who might coordinate completely different duties. Communication amongst team members is horizontal.

Controlled decentralized (CD)

This software engineering team has a defined leader who coordinates specific tasks and secondary leaders that have responsibility for subtasks. Problem-solving stays a group activity. Communication amongst subgroups and individual is horizontal.

 Controlled centralized (CC)

Top- level problem solving and internal team coordination is managed by a team leader. Communication between the leader and team members is vertical.

 

The team structure used in our project is DEMOCRATIC DECENTRALISED. The team comprises of two members:-

  • Shobhna(7840)
  • Megha Jain(7837)

 

Decentralized teams generate better options and have a larger probability of success when engaged in completely different issues. DD team construction is greatest applies to applications with low modularity.

Based on the difficulty of the problem to be solved relatively low modularity of the project and high volume of the communication required a democratic decentralized team structure is proposed. This software engineering team has no permanent leader. Rather, “activity coordinators are appointed for a brief period after which changed by others who might coordinate completely different duties.” Problem-solving is a group activity. Communication among team members is horizontal. The decentralized team generates more and better solutions than individuals. Therefore such teams have a greater probability of success when working on difficult problems.

A decentralized structure can be applied to both simple and difficult problems, but it is best applied in case of difficult problems. These team structures result in high morale, therefore good for teams that will be together for a long time. The decentralized team structure is best applied to the problem with relatively low modularity because of the higher volume of communication needed. These teams require more time to complete a project and at the same time be best when high sociability is required. In these teams, team members have trust in each other, distribution of skills must be appropriate to the problem and they share a common goal.

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