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Hy All,
Currently,Need you all advice .

I have team leader that not understand detail of the project. And I have a team member that understand detail of the project. I saw a lot of conflict with both of them. My team member do passive action and my team leader didn't choose him to do some work or consult with him.
Its impact will be make terrible situation on execution and migration phase.
I have approach and persuade both of them. But team leader still have a selfish and try he best effort to do the job.
I really confused with him.
Whereas my team member have best skill and knowledge. And he is the only one that involve to build this project.

I really worry about it, especially impact on execution and migration phase.
Any one have this situation? And how to solve it? Have I resuffle my team leader?
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Howdy Henry.... I would suggest you get another individual that is higher up and closer to the sponsor or other members of the PMO to sit in during the meetings. By doing so, having an extra supporting voice may make the team leader stay on track.. Best Vijay
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Your only option is to escalate to the team leader's direct manager. I imagine that you are not his line managers otherwise you would have already fixed this issue. If the manager agrees with his team leader then there is nothing much you could do.

Normally the responsibility for the actual work should rest with the team leader and his superiors and not with you. Still I think you should raise this issue somehow even if you can't fix it.
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"understand detail of the project", what does mean? If it does mean to understand technical components in detail then it is not a leader responsability. If it does mean that the leader has not general knowledge about technical components then it is a failure of the leader. A project leader must not be the subeject matter expert relating to teachnical aspects of the product to be created.
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2 replies by Adrian Carlogea and Hendry Ricardo Hutasoit
Jul 18, 2018 4:51 PM
Adrian Carlogea
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I think he means that either the project technical lead or the functional team lead of a project member does not properly assign that member to perform the tasks for which he is the best option.

You know that we disagree on whether or not the PM must have technical knowledge, but in the case of technical leads I have never seen one not to be a subject matter expert in the technical aspects of the product to be created.

It is true that usually technical leads don't go into technical details but they have the knowledge do to this and they do this when the other team members struggle. Many technical leads are hands-on meaning that they also directly work on project tasks and/or review the work of others.

As a general rule technical leads should be able to do all the project work in their area of expertise.
Jul 19, 2018 7:25 PM
Hendry Ricardo Hutasoit
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Hy All, Thanks you for your advice.
In This situation the leader has not general knowledge about technicall component, and he didnt assigned him to perform a task.
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Jul 18, 2018 3:00 PM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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"understand detail of the project", what does mean? If it does mean to understand technical components in detail then it is not a leader responsability. If it does mean that the leader has not general knowledge about technical components then it is a failure of the leader. A project leader must not be the subeject matter expert relating to teachnical aspects of the product to be created.
I think he means that either the project technical lead or the functional team lead of a project member does not properly assign that member to perform the tasks for which he is the best option.

You know that we disagree on whether or not the PM must have technical knowledge, but in the case of technical leads I have never seen one not to be a subject matter expert in the technical aspects of the product to be created.

It is true that usually technical leads don't go into technical details but they have the knowledge do to this and they do this when the other team members struggle. Many technical leads are hands-on meaning that they also directly work on project tasks and/or review the work of others.

As a general rule technical leads should be able to do all the project work in their area of expertise.
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Hendry -

On the surface, this sounds like a failure of delegation & leadership on the part of the team leader. Have you met with him 1:1 to review your concerns with how this is impacting the project's performance as well as the morale of his team member?

Do you have a formal reporting relationship with the team leader or does he report to a different functional manager?

Kiron
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1 reply by Hendry Ricardo Hutasoit
Jul 19, 2018 7:43 PM
Hendry Ricardo Hutasoit
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Thats Right Kiron. i did it. and i saw that team member didn't like what leader do. so do i. i have gather information about this issue. and i saw that between functional manager and team lead, didn't understand what was happen.
and just do what they want to do.

Yesterday i have meet all of them and try to present this issue. but i still saw advocacy and not transparant.
and i saw member still quiet and try to compromy this issue.
i'm not happy with this.

and just try to encorage them.

The biggest problem is that work only works when I sit with them and give directions.
i saw team member need skill to lead and have knowledge about this project. but even functional manager and project sponsor believe that the leader can did it. or in other word they try to experiment in this project.

i really tired.
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First of all make sure that you have the sponcer in your support. I support Sergio approach.
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Hi Hendry, these are tough and challenging situation.
You can have one to one sitting with your team leader and explain him your points and try to understand from his perspective.
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1 reply by Hendry Ricardo Hutasoit
Jul 19, 2018 7:43 PM
Hendry Ricardo Hutasoit
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Hy Rajesh, I Did.
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What is the role and day today activity of the team leader ? What are you getting done from him, Delegate/Task assignment if these are the only task then he can be replaced easily, if he doesn’t understand the technical details in high level. what is the use?

End of the day value that people deliver is the matter not the volume or mundane job.

People have to understand how much ever one is knowledgeable or technical/functionally good you can be replaced, attitude can’t be tolerated for long.

People can give ideas/approaches.etc as you’re in the situation understand things better think about the logical solutions and pros and cons of those , take the call which you feel right and appropriate.
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1 reply by Adrian Carlogea
Jul 19, 2018 6:27 AM
Adrian Carlogea
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Probably @Hendry, as most PMs, has no formal authority over the team leader so he can't replace him or order him to act in a certain way. If this is true then the only option is escalation to the team leader's line manager.

If @Hendry had the formal authority he could order the team member to work on those tasks and disregard the team leader's instructions. Most likely he can't do this.
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Jul 19, 2018 5:19 AM
Replying to S Rajasekar
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What is the role and day today activity of the team leader ? What are you getting done from him, Delegate/Task assignment if these are the only task then he can be replaced easily, if he doesn’t understand the technical details in high level. what is the use?

End of the day value that people deliver is the matter not the volume or mundane job.

People have to understand how much ever one is knowledgeable or technical/functionally good you can be replaced, attitude can’t be tolerated for long.

People can give ideas/approaches.etc as you’re in the situation understand things better think about the logical solutions and pros and cons of those , take the call which you feel right and appropriate.
Probably @Hendry, as most PMs, has no formal authority over the team leader so he can't replace him or order him to act in a certain way. If this is true then the only option is escalation to the team leader's line manager.

If @Hendry had the formal authority he could order the team member to work on those tasks and disregard the team leader's instructions. Most likely he can't do this.
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1 reply by Hendry Ricardo Hutasoit
Jul 19, 2018 7:59 PM
Hendry Ricardo Hutasoit
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Correct.

In this situation, I have a leader who has no direction and work by order.
The biggest problem is that work only works when I sit with them and give directions.
I have try to discus with sponsor. and my voice just like the wind that blows.

i think thats why one of definition of project "unique".
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See who is the "boss", go to him and ask for a solution.
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