This would require extensive PM communication and rely on their ability to accurately justify their teams' progress and results. They would also need to know each team member and their activities very well, more than in the current system. This would still require them to evaluate their team, but on their own terms. (perhaps with a previous method?)
- Competitiveness between teams can yield greater results.
- Forces PMs to be actively involved to properly evaluate teams.
- PMs get to defend value of their decisions.
- Competitiveness between teams can easily become negative.
- Team grading is truly at the discretion of their PM, there is very little standardization.
- Results may take precedence over learning and goals.
Big thanks to Nate for writing the majority (all) of this post. Please forgive me for being a day late in our post-a-day series about Design Studio evaluations. Please post any final comments below.