By definition, projects are most often performed by teams. Project teams work together to achieve a common goal for a specified period of time. Often, team members that have never worked together before. One of the biggest challenges for a project manager is to build a successful, collaborative team. Forming teams of diverse skills and expertise can be difficult but is also very rewarding. Successful project managers create high-performing teams that achieve the project’s objectives.
Effective leaders are easily recognized but difficult to characterize. They do not rely on intelligence or personality alone. The latest research has identified critical aspects of effective leadership. This course examines the best practices and current thinking on effective leadership and how to apply these skills in the project environment.
This course provides an in-depth study of how teams form and function. By understanding team dynamics, successful project managers can better adjust their leadership approach and maximize all team members' contributions, and improving the probability of project success. The project manager’s ability to effectively communicate both within the team and among project stakeholders often leads to the project’s overall success.
This course also covers the multi-dimensional nature of communication and the “soft skills” essential for effective leadership. Focus is given to using the tools of motivation, power, and communication, to better achieve project objectives.
This course uses both hands-on tutorials and lectures. Participants will learn how to recognize effective leaders' traits and how to improve their leadership skills.
Topics covered include:
• Analyzing the Qualities of Successful Leaders
• Understanding Team Formation, Functioning, and Dynamics
• Communication Theory and Practice
• Characterizing Management Styles
• Understanding the Relationship Between Motivation and Team Success
• Leadership Skill Self-Assessment
• Understanding Your Personal Management Style and Traits
• Applying Problem Solving Skills
• Applying “Soft Skills” Techniques to Improve Team Performance
This two-day course is recommended for 14 PDU's
+ Designed For
• managers and mid-level professionals who are faced with increasing pressures to improve organizational performance
• program directors or people who are responsible for improving their organizations' effectiveness
- Project Management Institute (PMI) 14.0 PDU