Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 21, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 15

In this issue

1) What determines team performance on a project?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What determines team performance on a project?

by Daniel J. Power

Some project teams perform better than others? Why? A project team is a group of people assigned to work on a project. Team member attitudes and abilities, skills, team processes, tools, and team leadership determine team performance. Also, the project environment can hinder or support project success. Overall, team performance on a project depends upon developing an environment of trust, learning, collaboration, and conflict resolution within the team and with stakeholders. Such a work environment promotes team self-organization, enhances relationships among team members, and cultivates a culture of high performance. Performance is better when striving for excellence is the primary goal of the team. During project delivery, it is important for members to continue developing their skills and knowledge.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

07/16/2019 First-ever analysis of U.S. physician interest in telemedicine. Check release.

07/15/2019 Remote patient monitoring to radically transform healthcare services using IoT and big data. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, November 23 - 25, 2019. Check release.

2. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check


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