IPT Key Success Factors *
The strong environmental effects impacting IPTs place severe pressures on their ability to meet customer requirements. An important question is, what are the fundamental elements that create the IPT's ability to deal effectively with these forces? In other words, what are the major causes of performance in this environment? These elements are called key success factors. They are briefly described below:
The astute reader may have noticed that individual competency has not been identified as one of the key success factors. There is no doubt that team member competency plays a very important role in team performance. It has not been included in this model because forty years of demonstrated acquisition system performance provides assurance that the competency of the Navy-Marine Corps acquisition workforce is high. The model therefore assumes that all team members have the required experience and competency to perform effectively in their disciplines.
Another consideration not used in this model is the representation of cross-functional disciplines on the IPT. It is assumed that team members have been selected with the appropriate cross-functional disciplines.
The last assumption is that team members have professional attitudes toward their job and their responsibilities. As a consequence, the proposed team model does not account for individual attitudes, behaviors, or performance problems.