Granted team members could be uncommitted from the start, a successful project manager will have the Team Building skills to motivate team members.
4- How does Table I compare to the discussion in the chapter?
All of the problems and skills are inter-related and regardless of which comes first project managers must possess a certain set of skills to deal with potential problems.
3-In Table I, which of the problems are related to project set up (perhaps occurring before a project manager was selected) and which are related to the project manager’s skills?
If we take into account the evolution in information technology and globalization the skills required for successful project management may be slightly different today.
As I stated in my answer to question 5, the chapter and the results of the PM skill survey really undermine the importance of Leadership and Team Building Skills as they relate to project success.
Problems 4 & 8 are discussed in the chapter under Acquiring and Motivating Personnel.
I would have to say that the remaining problems in Table I were not so much discussed as problems faced during a project but as required skills necessary by a project manager.
I think this chapter focuses more on project management skills needed than project problems. Posner fundamentally connects project management skills with common problems faced by project managers.
Almost all of the skills in Table 2 are presented in the chapter but in my opinion the chapter makes a weak attempt to explain Leadership and Team Building Skills as they relate to project success. The problems associated with projects can be random and vast.