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Managing Project Teams

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Managing Project Teams


 This class meets two consecutive daysMan-Project-Teams-WEB

August 9 & 10, 2018

Keeping a project team on schedule and focused on goals is a necessary and challenging skill set.  It becomes even more challenging when one does not have full authority over team members as often occurs in project teams.  Participants in this program will learn practical, hands-on techniques for overcoming major "project team" dysfunctions while developing skill sets in team selection and formation, facilitating team meetings and effectively communicating within the team as well as with sponsors.


  • To share three major lessons learned in selecting, developing and managing a project team


  • To illustrate the importance of ground rules and governance in establishment of project teams


  • To identify the characteristics and behaviors of successful project team leaders and teams


  • Learn to facilitate a team through its life cycle from formation to end


  • How to handle troublesome team members12-PDU-LOGO-WEB

"The material was right on target with the challenges I face everyday in my position.  I found value both in having a better understanding of team dynamics & ways to handle those dynamics, as well as the things I need to focus on as a facilitator."   Shelby Chapman, Emprise Bank, Wichita. 

"Her stories and experiences made it very easy to relate various topics discussed in class.  I appreciated her openness and honesty. She was willing to listen to situations we were dealing with in our current roles and eager to offer suggestions to help."     Darcy O'Neill, Emprise Bank, Wichita

"This was a very beneficial class and I very much enjoyed all of the class activities. I really enjoy the classes that Christina teaches. She always has fun class projects. I have always enjoyed the classes from CMD. They are so helpful and I have used many of the tools in my everyday work situations."    Jessica Sudermann, Pfizer, McPherson 


The Foundation of Project Teams

  • Defining project teams, teamwork and synergy
  • The benefits and limitations of project teams
  • The four C's of a successful project team
  • Characteristics and needs of project team members


Selecting and Bonding as a Project Team

  • The role of team diversity for creativity and decision making
  • Linking individual skills sets to your project needs
  • Reminders on dealing with pre-selected team members not under your everyday control
  • Identifying and managing the troublesome team member


Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Project Team

  • Dysfunction #1: Building trust
  • Dysfunction #2: Mastering conflict
  • Dysfunction #3: Achieving commitment
  • Dysfunction #4: Embracing accountability
  • Dysfunction #5: Focusing on results

Understanding Facilitation as a Project Team Leader

  • Definition of facilitation
  • What facilitators do: the skill set
  • How to ask questions
  • Getting team agreement

Communication for Project Leadership

  • Establishing project team governance and ground rules
  • Setting expectations and team goals
  • How to move the project team through problem solving and decision making
  • What if the team gets stuck?

Managing Time and the Team Meeting

  • Communicating the team meeting
  • How to use an agenda effectively
  • Starting and stopping on time
  • How to delegate tasks effectively
  • How to spot and stop hidden agendas and time wasters



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Talent Triangle values:

  • PMP/PgMP: 0 Technical  10 Leadership  2 Strategic
  • PMI-ACP: 0 Technical  10 Leadership  2 Strategic
  • PMI-SP: 0 Technical  10 Leadership  2 Strategic
  • PMI-RMP: 0 Technical 1 0 Leadership  2 Strategic
  • PfMP: 0 Technical  10 Leadership  2 Strategic
  • PMI-PBA: 0 Technical  10 Leadership  2 Strategic

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