Duration - 2 Days
Leading Teams

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Audience This course is designed for:
  • Newly appointed project managers
  • Experienced project managers
  • Professionals responsible for creation and development of teams
Prerequisites Successful Techniques in Project Management
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Equivalent project management knowledge and experience
Description This course is divided into the following modules:
  • Module 1: HR Management which covers the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs for Organizational Planning, Staff Acquisition, and Team Development as recognized in the PMBOK guide.
  • Module 2: Leadership explores the roles and qualifications of a project manager and allows participants to recognize the character and temperament types of themselves and others.
  • Module 3: Motivation discusses the four major motivational theories and how to motivate team members.
  • Module 4: Team Building explains the team concept and works with several team building techniques to increase morale, productivity, and problem solving skills.

This course will incorporate practical hands-on activities to reinforce the skills taught. Students will be equipped with templates and self-assessment tools to support class presentations and serve as reference material for use after session attendance.

Specific Topics Covered Specific topics include:

Module 1: HR Management

  • Organizational Planning
  • Staff Acquisition
  • Team Development

Module 2: Leadership

  • Roles and Qualifications of a Project Manager
  • Character and Temperament Types
  • Leadership Styles
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Performance Appraisals

Module 3: Motivation

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y
  • Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation
  • Expectancy Theory
  • Motivation according to Keirsey Temperament Types

Module 4: Team Building

  • The Team Concept
  • Types of Teams
  • Communication and the Team Life Cycle
  • Examples of Good vs. Poor Teamwork
  • Building Team Morale
  • Team Problem Solving
Performance Objectives Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify the Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs of:
  • Organizational Planning
  • Staff Acquisition
  • Team Development
  • Describe and implement effective leadership principles
  • List ways to motivate a team
  • Develop and lead an effective team
PMBOK Guide Areas Covered

 

This course covers the following Project Management Knowledge Areas:
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management