Questions which address the issues of people and their motivations
are frequently the most significant, since essentially projects
and the degree of their success are achieved through the project's
human resource element. Therefore, this area of the PMA may be quite
For example: Does the project team enjoy the active and visible
support of the project's sponsor, and is the focus consistently
on the project's stated objectives?
Has the sponsor assigned the leadership of the project the necessary
level of authority for it to execute its responsibilities, and is
it held accountable accordingly? Is this process visible and effective?
Are people resources available when needed? And do they have the
required levels of technical skills, or if not, are they encouraged
or provided with suitable training? Are they rewarded for exceptional
Is conflict handled and used constructively, in order to sustain
a highly motivated team? Will the final project evaluation include
a critique of the project team's collective performance?