How to Develop (or Save) A Project Team

Course Number: BS-4003
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Richard "Dick" Grimes, CPT
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Overview

In How to Develop (or Save) A Project Team , you'll learn ...

  • Identify reasons why their project team is functioning well allowing them to reinforce and continue them
  • Identify reasons why their project team may not be functioning well and address specific missing or improperly applied elements
  • Have a “blueprint” of the basic requirements for a high-performance project team and allows them to continually improve their teambuilding efforts by developing these elements as they move from project to project
  • Learn a novel, yet useful approach for selecting project team members

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 43 pages

The title of this course, How to Develop (or Save) a Project Team, may sound like it is trying to cover two completely different concepts at the same time. "How can you discuss developing and saving a project team in the same course?" is a reasonable question. If you consider there is a strong possibility that the reason a team needs saving is because it was not developed correctly in the first place, it makes sense to take this approach.

We will look first at how to develop a team from scratch for a new project. Then we will assume you have been called in to rescue an existing one that is sinking. Once you understand the elements necessary to develop a productive project team, your first analysis of the problem can be looking for the extent to which these elements are present (or not!)

There is a high probability there are not many. If this is the case, introduction of these elements will begin to stabilize the team.

The objectives of this course are to help the participant realize there are specific elements of organization, leadership, and human motivation that must be present to have a project workforce develop from a group of individuals assigned to a project to become a team working together for the common good.

The classic study in organizational behavior, The Hawthorne Effect, is provided to demonstrate how vital, yet simple, and easy it is, to create a team of motivated employees. Participants will have checklists to use in assessing the nature of organization

Also, a diagnostic team survey is provided if someone is assigned to "saving" an existing team that will help him or her pinpoint specific organizational, leadership, and workforce issues for attention in the salvage effort.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Identify reasons why their project team is functioning well allowing them to reinforce and continue them
  • Identify reasons why their project team may not be functioning well and address specific missing or improperly applied elements
  • Have a "blueprint" of the basic requirements for a high-performance project team and allows them to continually improve their teambuilding efforts by developing these elements as they move from project to project
  • Learn a novel, yet useful approach for selecting project team members
  • Understand why "Hire for Attitude, train for skill" would be a useful approach for a project
  • A method to identify desirable traits in project team members
  • Learn the eight essentials for a high-performance project team
  • Learn how to develop and the value of a project Code of Conduct
  • Learn how to use the project Code of Conduct to influence performance of the team
  • Learn who actually controls where an employee will work within a possible range of motivation

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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