This is partly an interview question and partly a real life scenario. I was part of a six people project. One particular student would constantly not come to meetings citing one excuse or another. I was particularly annoyed with this attitude but since most students weren't saying much, i decided to stay calm till someone brought it up or progress started to lag; this didn't take long time.
So we collectively decided to do the following things: 1. Ask for regular updates 2. Give a task which was independent of other modules Since the project also had peer reviews no one wanted to be things end up in bad terms. Even after doing this, she wasn't able to complete her task and our project got delayed.
When asked in an interview to handle such a situation i gave the same response as above. 1. Ask for regular updates 2. Give a task which was independent of other modules What else could have I done? What else could have I said?