Developing and Leading Effective Project Teams


Selecting a project team can prove challenging. In matrix organizations, the project team members are accountable to the project manager and to their functional managers. As the project leader or project manager you must be able to manage team member conflicts, handle difficult personalities or deal with various people issues to keep your project team working together and on track.

Session Focus

Through exercises, group discussions and project management tools, you’ll explore different leadership styles and project team structures to help you deal with issues that may arise with your project team. You will learn how to handle difficult personalities and manage conflicts among team members as well as communicate clear expectations and shared project team goals. You will learn how to build and maintain team commitment and engagement for your project.

Who Should Attend?

Managers and team members who are involved in managing, leading or participating in projects

Key Outcomes

  • Manage a project as a high functioning team.
  • Understand different project leadership styles and when to use each one during the project life cycle.
  • Communicate the expectations of the project sponsor to the team.
  • Develop and agree on a shared project team goal.
  • Creating the project statement with the project team.
  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager, Project Leader and Team Members.
  • Manage different team structures.
  • Understand the complexities of matrix management and manage the matrix challenges to keep your team on track.
  • Identify the major barriers to effective teamwork and how to overcome them.
  • Manage team member differences including backgrounds, experiences, views, etc. in order to create a collaborative, cohesive team.
  • Manage conflicts and disagreements among team members.
  • Create, build and maintain continued commitment and involvement of the team to the project.
  • Establish relationships among other teams working on the same project.

Course Duration

2 Days