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Leading Project Teams

Acquire the skills and knowledge that project leaders need to improve project results and deliver more business value.

GK# 0504

Course Overview


There is no question that the role of a project leader is becoming more and more challenging. Projects are increasing in size and complexity and as a result, project teams are becoming larger and more diverse making projects more difficult to lead. Additionally, as many organizations execute multiple projects concurrently, project leaders and team members may find themselves stretched across a number of projects at the same time. These factors, in combination with the fact that project leaders often lack formal authority over team members, means that individuals responsible for leading projects need new and different skills to be effective in today's environment.

In this course, you will acquire the skills and knowledge that project leaders need to improve project results and deliver more business value.


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What You'll Learn

  • Identify the roles of a project leader
  • Adapt your communication style to work effectively with different project team members
  • Establish clear individual and team goals in a way that builds team member commitment
  • Monitor individual and team results
  • Provide feedback to maximize individual and team performance
  • Deal with difficult situations


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Introduction

  • Introduction to course
  • Personal learning objectives
  • The role of a project leader

2. Aligning Your Project Team to Achieve Results

  • Defining the project vision, goals, and processes
  • Establishing relationships with team members
  • Making the connection for team member between tasks and project goals

3. Communicating Effectively

  • Leading effective meetings
  • Leveraging technology to improve communication

4. Maximizing Team Member Performance

  • Assigning tasks
  • Assessing team member performance
  • Providing team members with feedback
  • Motivating the team and individuals

5. Dealing with Difficult Situations

  • Understanding your natural approach to conflict
  • Holding team members accountable-from feedback to performance management
  • Dealing with team conflicts
  • Delivering difficult messages to stakeholders

6. Connection

  • Your personal action plan



Prework for this course should be completed one week in advance and brought to class.

Who Should Attend

  • Lead projects in a way that improves outcomes and business results
  • Manage the common people-related challenges that get in the way of project success
  • Develop leadership and communication skills

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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