Managing Project Teams
Learn how to build and manage your project team effectively using proven strategies from this free online course.Publisher: Workforce Academy Partnership
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A project team is a team whose members usually belong to different groups, functions and are assigned to activities for the same project. This course is a combination of new material and a more in-depth look at some key topics. It covers all the aspects that successful project managers need to learn to manage a large project team effectively. The tools and techniques taught in this course are a must-have to help complete complex projects on time with more business value. This course will help build on some interpersonal skills like the ability to understand how to effectively build a team, and how to resolve conflict in a team. You will learn about factors that drive team performance along with techniques to maintain high-performing teams through various strategies aimed at encouraging self-reflection. Regardless of the seniority or experience level of the project team members, each person needs to be totally clear and committed to achieving the project objectives. Participants in this course should have had an introductory course or project management experience.
Due to the high level of uncertainty, roles and responsibilities, changes occur more frequently, and the team needs to be flexible enough to adapt to new challenges. Due to time constraints, there is more stress working on a project caused by the inherent uncertainty of working. This applies in new areas or with new groups of stakeholders or solutions that no one has ever explored before. This course combines the essential elements of project management and team leadership into one course. In this free online course, you will acquire a further understanding of the responsibilities of leadership and become better prepared to apply this knowledge to the project environment. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: Learn about the role of high-performance teams and leadership in project management, and learn about the tools and techniques for developing and strengthening high-performance teams and team members. Also, you will learn the stages in the project cycle and how to apply best practices to develop competencies and skills in planning and controlling projects to ensure successful outcomes.
Team management includes the processes required to make the most effective use of the people involved with the project. Project teams usually consist of the project manager and the project staff who have been assigned the responsibility to handle the project. Managing a project team involves several factors that differentiate it from managing other types of staff. In the case of a project team, it has a start and an end as well as in terms of tasks assigned to the project. Also, the project team members could have diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences, and in a majority of cases they have never worked together. This course takes you through how to monitor project activities and assess progress. You will understand how to communicate proficiently to report project status and performance to stakeholders and contribute to the organizational knowledge base. The course is the best starting point to continue your knowledge of the relevant and basic skills required to manage a project and team. This course is a must-have for Project Managers. The skills taught in this course will enable the project managers to apply effective leadership strategies, improve interpersonal communications, and become more influential.Start Course Now
Knowing Your Team
Knowing Your Team - Learning Outcomes
Knowing Your Team
Interaction Within a Team
Communication Within the Team
Knowing Your Team - Lesson Summary
Knowing Your Team - Assessment
Managing Your Team
Managing Your Team - Learning Outcomes
Identifying Management Needs
Maintaining Team Momentum
Identifying Management Challenges
Closing Out a Project
Managing Your Team - Lesson Summary
Managing Your Team - Assessment
Upon the successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
- Distinguish between a primary and secondary stakeholder.
- Define group dynamics.
- Identify some examples of nonverbal communication cues.
- Outline the three key areas that help you to understand interaction within a team.
- Define Team Momentum.
- Identify the three different areas of closing out a project.
- Outline three different factors that affect Debriefing.
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