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The Develop Project Team process consists of improving factors to enhance project performance;

  • Competencies.
  • Team member interaction.
  • Overall team environment.

Requires clear, timely & efficient communication between team members throughout project life cycle;

The key benefits of developing the project team are;

  • Improved teamwork.
  • Enhanced people skills & competencies (also technical.)
  • Motivated employees.
  • Reduced staff turnover rates.
  • Improved overall project performance.

Teamwork is a critical factor for project success;

  • Developing effective project teams is a primary PM responsibility.
  • Project managers should create an environment that FACILITATES teamwork.
  • PMs should CONTINUALLY motivate their team by;
    • Providing challenges & opportunities.
    • Providing timely feedback & support as needed.
    • Recognizing & rewarding good performance.

High team performance can be achieved by;

  • Open & effective communication.
  • Creating team building opportunities.
  • Developing trust among team members.
  • Managing conflicts in a constructive manner.
  • Encouraging collaborative problem solving & decision making.

The PM SHOULD request management support and/or influence the appropriate stakeholders;

  • To acquire the resources needed to DEVELOP effective project teams.

PMs should acquire skills to;

  • Identify
  • Build
  • Maintain
  • Motivate
  • Lead
  • Inspire

Project teams to achieve high team performance & meet project objectives.

PMs operate in a global environment & work on projects characterized by cultural diversity;

  • The project management team should;
    • CAPITALIZE on cultural differences.
    • Focus on developing & sustaining the project team throughout the project life cycle.
    • Promote working interdependently in a climate of mutual trust.

Global Project Team members;

  • Often have diverse industry experience.
  • Know & speak multiple languages.
  • Sometimes operate in the "team language."
    • May be different language & norms than their native one.

Key objectives of developing a project team include;

  • Improving knowledge & skills of team members to increase their ability to;
    • Complete project deliverables, while lowering costs, reducing schedules & improving quality.
  • Improve feelings of trust and agreement among team members;
    • To raise morale, lower conflict & increase teamwork.
  • Create a dynamic, cohesive & collaborative team culture to;
    • Improve individual & team productivity, team spirit& cooperation.
    • Allow cross training & mentoring between team members to share knowledge & expertise.
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  Develop Project Team          
  Process Inputs          
  HR Mgmt. Plan          
  Project staff assignments          
  Resource calendars          
  Tools and Techniques          
  Interpersonal skills          
  Team-building activities          
  Ground rules          
  Recognition and rewards          
  Personnel assesment tools          
  Process Outputs          
  Team performance assesments          
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  Process Benefits          
  Team development has many benefits; improved teamwork, enhanced people skills & competencies (also technical), motivated staff, reduced turnover, and improved overall project performance.          
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