Building the Project Team

  1. LO 6.1 Understand the steps involved in project team building.

Effective project teams do not happen by accident. A great deal of careful work and preparation goes into the steps necessary to first staff, and then develop, project team members to the point where they begin to function jointly and the project reaps positive dividends from their collective performance. The best-case scenario for project managers is to take over a project with a unified team composed of individuals who lobbied for and were awarded membership on the team. Unfortunately, in many organizations project teams are put together based on other criteria, most notably whoever is available. Regardless of the circumstances, the project manager is ...

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