Workshops for Project Management from Activia

Project Management: Managing Productive Teams

A 1-Day Training Course

Course Content

Managing Teams

It’s easy to forget the “manager” part of your “project manager” title amongst all the activity during a project. However, it is crucial that you hone your management skills as they are an important part of your success as a project manager.

Course Aims

This intensive one-day course focuses mainly on the man-management skills associated with the job. It also covers some advanced project management techniques that you can master to help bring your projects to the next level.

Who Should Attend

Delegates should have a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of project management, including topics such as preparing a statement of work, setting project goals, scheduling, budgeting, managing project risks, and executing a project.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the day, delegates will be able to:

  • Think critically when choosing a project team
  • Make the best of an assigned project team
  • Help teams move through various stages to become a high-functioning machine
  • Maximise productivity at team meetings
  • Reward and motivate your team
  • Develop and execute a communication plan
  • Communicate with sponsors and executives more effectively
  • Identify problem team members and strategies for working with them

Course Outline
This course is a 1-day training course structured into 8 modules.
Module 1
Course Overview and Learning Objectives
Module 2
Choosing the Project Team
Topics covered
  • Choosing the Team
  • Project Skills Review
  • Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
  • Module 3
    Building a Winning Team
    Topics covered
  • Why is Teamwork Important?
  • The Four Stages of Team Development
  • Module 4
    Team Meetings
    Topics covered
  • Team Meetings
  • Setting the Tone
  • Status Meetings
  • Meeting Basics
  • Module 5
    Nine Easy Ways to Reward Your Team
    Topics covered
  • Nine Easy Ways to Reward Your Team
  • Module 6
    Developing a Communication Plan
    Topics covered
  • The Five Components of a Communication Plan
  • Case Study
  • Module 7
    Communicating with Sponsors and Executives
    Topics covered
  • Communicating with Sponsors and Executives
  • Communication Tips
  • Role Play
  • Module 8
    Dealing with Problem Team Members
    Topics covered
  • Dealing with Problem Team Members
  • Common Situations
  • Group Exercise



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