How to Lead Project Teams to Success

  • MDV1590Course Code

One of the most important roles of a project manager is as leader. If your project team is disjointed and ineffective, your project will not be successful, so building a cohesive and high-performing team should be at the top of your priorities as a project manager. The goal of this course is to build your leadership skills to enhance the efficiency and productivity of your project teams. Individual exercises combined with interactive group discussions and team workshops with role-play will allow participants to actively apply the learned techniques.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include project and program managers, project leaders, team leaders, and members of project teams.

Course Objectives

  • Assess the health of your team using KPIs aligned with optimal performance.
  • Articulate the importance of a team charter.
  • Infer how different types of power create different long-term results.
  • Align influencing strategies and tactics with real-life scenarios.
  • Distinguish between functional and dysfunctional team conflict.
  • Utilize various tools and techniques to mitigate dysfunctional conflict.
Course Outline
  • Introductions
  • Course Goal and Learning Objectives
Module 1: Effective Team Leadership
  • Project Tam Leadership Responsibilities
  • Class Discussion: Project Success Defined
  • Class Activity: Balancing People, Process, and Tools
Module 2: High-Performing Project Teams
  • Individual and Group Activity: Assess Your Team
  • Team Charter
  • Team Development — Tuckman/Jensen Model
Module 3: Power and Influence
  • What Does "Power" Mean in the Organizational Landscape?
  • Individual Activity: Power — Where Does It Come from and Why Does It Work?
  • Positional Versus Personal Power
  • Class Activity: Your Use of Power
  • Influencing Tactics and Strategy
  • Group Activity: Building Influence Teach-Back
Module 4: Managing Conflict
  • Functional Versus Dysfunctional Conflict
  • Iceberg Theory and Sources of Conflict
  • Group Activity: Conflict on Projects
  • Thomas-Kilmann Five Approaches Conflict Model
  • Conflict Management Strategies