Project Management: The Team Approach
Relationship Awareness®... Put To Task.
Speed is crucial to the success of most organizations -- almost as crucial as the quality of its relationships. Yet three out of every four projects finish late. This program is a unique combination of effective project management practices and powerful team building techniques that can achieve creative synergy within any project team for on-time delivery, stronger team relationships, and a superior overall result.
Successful projects are the result of good time and cost control management, and effective relationships with team members and other key players. Both can be achieved by using a team approach in planning, monitoring and conducting the work of projects. Technical project management tools are combined with the interpersonal team processes needed to ensure that the tools work.
"My team now plans more before executing. This brings up the team's awareness, morale, and pride in project ownership. We've seen an incredible difference...Without question we run projects more effectively."
Richard Wodzianek, Software Product Manager
The workshop is intended for managers, supervisors, specialists and staff who are involved in, or expect to be involved in, projects of any size or type, either as a leader or as a team member. The concepts presented apply to projects of all sizes and types, from physical construction to softer projects such as changing the work-process in a department, or designing a new training program.
On completion of the program, participants will:
- Understand the importance of relationships in projects
- Understand the principles of developing and building effective project teams
- Understand the principles and application of Relationship Awareness Theory
- Understand techniques for planning projects, establishing positive project practices and procedures, monitoring progress
- Be able to use a collaborative process for planning and monitoring projects
- Have a personal action plan for improving their effectiveness on projects
- If the workshop is internal to an organization, have agreement among all participants on new practices to implement at work to improve project management.
Learn skills and processes that can result in project completion that is 20-40% sooner by ensuring that:
- the project plan benefits from the insight and creativity of the entire project team.
- team members understand the details and expectations of the plan.
- team members feel sense of ownership to the plan.
- conflict can be anticipated and dealt with in advance.
Project Management: The Team Approach is based on the combined principles and techniques of project management, organization development, and Relationship Awareness Theory. It is the result of a collaboration between Personal Strengths Publishing, Inc. and Gary Robinson. Gary is President of a management consulting firm for project-oriented businesses. Mr. Robinson has an M.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Organizational Development. He has assisted commercial and institutional clients throughout the world including Canada, the United States, England, Australia, India and Korea.
“A lot of project management programs just say that it is important to focus on the interpersonal relationships of the team, but this program teaches you HOW to create those relationships.”
John T. Otoshi, P.E.
City of Los Angeles
Department of Water & Power
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