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Managing Project Teams

How To Create and Sustain High-Performing Project Teams

A Two-Day Seminar

People. Project Management means people!

Achieving results on any project demands the soft, tactful, yet powerfully important leadership skills. Project Managers must get results through people over whom they have no authority and often little influence. It’s the “Art” of Project Management. But by practicing new behaviors, you can develop teams in which everyone in your organization will want to participate!

Through instructional methods such as role-playing, teach-backs and other participant-centered exercises, you will gain a practical understanding of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) “Human Resource Management” and “Communications Management” knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

What You Will Learn

  • Establish yourself as a project leader of high performing teams
  • Assess your behavioral conflict management styles
  • Plan effective strategies to deal with organizational influences and politics
  • Successfully manage teams in multiple locations
  • Address team dynamics and generational differences to engage team members
  • Establish powerful team reward and recognition systems
  • Define explicit communications protocols
  • Develop a team with an outstanding reputation

Seminar Outline

I. The Big Picture

  • Overview of project management and where teams fit in
  • Identifying the human resource management processes
  • Identifying the communications management processes
  • Roles and responsibilities

II. Behavior Styles

  • Self-assessment – understanding my style and understanding others
  • Generational difference – motivating and developing team participants with diverse life experiences
  • Leaders vs. managers

III. Human Resource Management

  • Organizational planning – understanding project interfaces, defining competencies and recognizing constraints
  • Team development – team dynamics, group problem-solving reward and recognition systems, co-location, managing conflict and training
  • Managing virtual teams – recognizing problem areas, success factors and accessing your team

IV. Communication Management

  • Communications planning – understanding stakeholder and team requirements, communications technologies and constraints to finalize the communications plan
  • Information distribution – communication skills, information distribution methods, marketing and PR for the project
  • Performance reporting
  • Political impact assessment
  • Administrative closure – team member performance reports and maximizing team productivity

Who Should Attend

You will benefit most from this learning experience if you are a:

  • Director of Project Management
  • Finance Manager
  • Project Office Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Process Improvement Manager
  • Project Team Member
  • Candidate for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) accreditation

Credits: 12 PDUs

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