Many of these concerns are eliminated with a well-designed and administered TPBL. Quality TPBLs contain three common features--team rewards, individual accountability, and equal opportunities for success.
The challenge then is to engage all types of students with a quality TPBL, get the most out of each one, and teach the essentials of effective project management.
It is very important for the instructor to monitor this step closely if he/she does not want the students to diffuse the process and end up with the typical problems associated with administering TPBL. Each task needs to be assigned to a student, the tasks must be fairly distributed, and every student must have some thing to do each and every day.
It also provides a "heads up" notice to initiate parent contact when students are falling behind in TPBL (Nichol, Macfarlane-Dick, 2007).