Building and Sustaining High Performance Project Teams

- Detailed Outline -


This program will:
  • Define the four developmental stages of a high performance project team
  • Present approaches to clarify project team member roles, responsibilities and work assignments
  • Explore the environmental influences and group dynamics that influence team performance
  • Identify different management and personal styles
  • Demonstrate how to use project planning tools to define the project team goals, roles and assignments
  • Present techniques to sustain ongoing project team motivation and performance

Topics addressed in this program include:

  • Overview of Structured Project Management
  • The High Performance Project Team: Goals, Roles, Processes and Relationships
  • Developing the Project Team: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing
  • Three Key Concepts - Authority, Responsibility and Accountability
  • Tips for Working Successfully in a Matrix Environment
  • Project Leadership versus Project Management
  • Defining Project Leader and Team Member Roles and Responsibilities
  • How to Ensure Stronger and More Productive Team Member Relationships
  • How to Manage Conflicts
  • Power and Influence - How to Get It and Use It
  • Communicating Effectively and Efficiently
  • Determining Your Personal Operating Style: A Self-Assessment (D. I. S. C.)
  • How to Choose the Right People and Estimate Required Effort
  • Creating and Sustaining Project Team Motivation

This highly experiential program includes:

Theory...  Practical applications...  "How-to" techniques...  Discussion...  Personal Assessment...  Class and group exercises...


Intended Audience and Program Length

  • Project leaders and team members of small, medium and large projects
  • Particularly effective for all members of a planned or current project to attend together
  • Up to 20 participants
  • Typically 2 or 3 days

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