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Process of developing project team
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What topics do you usually address in this process?
Is the project to bear the costs of this process?
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Luis -

Developing a project team is an ongoing activity - it isn't a one-time thing.

The process might start with the planning for your first kick-off meeting with the team, but continues until the project ends.

And yes, you would expect the project will bear these costs as part of the project management cost account...

Kiron
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2 replies by Luis Branco and Oremo Ochillo
Oct 11, 2019 11:00 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Thanks for your comment and perspective.
It is not always possible to involve the whole team that will execute the project in its planning.
I agree that, as far as possible, all members should be present at the kick-off meeting.
What topics do you think should focus on training?
Oct 11, 2019 4:06 PM
Oremo Ochillo
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I agree that it is an ongoing activity. I think one thing that people often miss is to make sure that you are continually strengthening the bonds between team members. You don't necessarily have to hang out after work, but while you are at work I think it is important for team members to believe in and be held accountable to the other members of their team.
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I agree with Kiron. However, it usually happens when you are working for a long-term and probably wealthy project.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 11, 2019 11:05 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Albofazi
Thanks for your comment and perspective.
And in the short term and / or not wealthy project. What would do?. What would do?
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Oct 11, 2019 7:58 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Luis -

Developing a project team is an ongoing activity - it isn't a one-time thing.

The process might start with the planning for your first kick-off meeting with the team, but continues until the project ends.

And yes, you would expect the project will bear these costs as part of the project management cost account...

Kiron
Dear Kiron
Thanks for your comment and perspective.
It is not always possible to involve the whole team that will execute the project in its planning.
I agree that, as far as possible, all members should be present at the kick-off meeting.
What topics do you think should focus on training?
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Oct 11, 2019 4:30 PM
Kiron Bondale
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Sorry Luis -

I am not sure I understand the question you are asking? Are you asking about what training should be provided in a kick-off meeting?

Also, to your point about the changing makeup of the team, on projects where you have a core team during planning and a larger team for execution, I'd normally hold two kick-off meetings and prepare to take the larger team through forming-storming-norming even if the core team had already made it all the way to performing.

Kiron
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Oct 11, 2019 8:02 AM
Replying to Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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I agree with Kiron. However, it usually happens when you are working for a long-term and probably wealthy project.
Dear Albofazi
Thanks for your comment and perspective.
And in the short term and / or not wealthy project. What would do?. What would do?
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Oct 11, 2019 7:58 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Luis -

Developing a project team is an ongoing activity - it isn't a one-time thing.

The process might start with the planning for your first kick-off meeting with the team, but continues until the project ends.

And yes, you would expect the project will bear these costs as part of the project management cost account...

Kiron
I agree that it is an ongoing activity. I think one thing that people often miss is to make sure that you are continually strengthening the bonds between team members. You don't necessarily have to hang out after work, but while you are at work I think it is important for team members to believe in and be held accountable to the other members of their team.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 12, 2019 6:39 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Oremo
What do you suggest the training is about team building and team working?
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Oct 11, 2019 11:00 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Thanks for your comment and perspective.
It is not always possible to involve the whole team that will execute the project in its planning.
I agree that, as far as possible, all members should be present at the kick-off meeting.
What topics do you think should focus on training?
Sorry Luis -

I am not sure I understand the question you are asking? Are you asking about what training should be provided in a kick-off meeting?

Also, to your point about the changing makeup of the team, on projects where you have a core team during planning and a larger team for execution, I'd normally hold two kick-off meetings and prepare to take the larger team through forming-storming-norming even if the core team had already made it all the way to performing.

Kiron
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 12, 2019 6:47 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
In my opinion the kick off meeting aims to present the project or phase.
The topics or points in the team nomination term (for some of these points training will be required) when will they be addressed? Before or after the kick off meeting?
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Oct 11, 2019 4:06 PM
Replying to Oremo Ochillo
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I agree that it is an ongoing activity. I think one thing that people often miss is to make sure that you are continually strengthening the bonds between team members. You don't necessarily have to hang out after work, but while you are at work I think it is important for team members to believe in and be held accountable to the other members of their team.
Dear Oremo
What do you suggest the training is about team building and team working?
Network:2148



Oct 11, 2019 4:30 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Sorry Luis -

I am not sure I understand the question you are asking? Are you asking about what training should be provided in a kick-off meeting?

Also, to your point about the changing makeup of the team, on projects where you have a core team during planning and a larger team for execution, I'd normally hold two kick-off meetings and prepare to take the larger team through forming-storming-norming even if the core team had already made it all the way to performing.

Kiron
Dear Kiron
In my opinion the kick off meeting aims to present the project or phase.
The topics or points in the team nomination term (for some of these points training will be required) when will they be addressed? Before or after the kick off meeting?
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Yes, the cost of team development are part of project cost, though they sometimes do not appear in the WBS ....

Team development starts with understanding what kind of team you need or can afford. Then you acquire the best portfolio of team members. Hire for attitudes, not technical skills. If there are skill gaps, you may address them by training. Team building activities may include a cultural workshop, 1:1 with the project manager to align expectations, ground rules development, role definitions. Every team member should have at least one objective on teaming and collaboration (I used to ask specific members to monitor team mood and tell me if something is escalating). Set up appropriate communication channels (e.g. a newsletter, whatsapp group, all-hands meeting beyond status meetings/standups).

All this has to be monitored, repeated, aligned and changed as the project progresses. Panta Rhei.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 12, 2019 12:14 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Thomas
Thanks for your comment and perspective
I try, as much as possible, projects where I am the project manager, to recruit people with the technical skills.
However, I consider it important, in integration, to implement training actions related to teamwork, conflict management, communication and, of course, values ??to be shared by all.
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Oct 12, 2019 10:39 AM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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Yes, the cost of team development are part of project cost, though they sometimes do not appear in the WBS ....

Team development starts with understanding what kind of team you need or can afford. Then you acquire the best portfolio of team members. Hire for attitudes, not technical skills. If there are skill gaps, you may address them by training. Team building activities may include a cultural workshop, 1:1 with the project manager to align expectations, ground rules development, role definitions. Every team member should have at least one objective on teaming and collaboration (I used to ask specific members to monitor team mood and tell me if something is escalating). Set up appropriate communication channels (e.g. a newsletter, whatsapp group, all-hands meeting beyond status meetings/standups).

All this has to be monitored, repeated, aligned and changed as the project progresses. Panta Rhei.
Dear Thomas
Thanks for your comment and perspective
I try, as much as possible, projects where I am the project manager, to recruit people with the technical skills.
However, I consider it important, in integration, to implement training actions related to teamwork, conflict management, communication and, of course, values ??to be shared by all.
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1 reply by Thomas Walenta
Oct 15, 2019 9:57 AM
Thomas Walenta
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Dear Luis
think it is true for most (project) managers that they hire for technical skill but also they fire for attitude.
It is harder to learn new behavior than to learn new technical skills.

So I suggest to anyone to change this behavior. At least think of it and be courageous to try it out. Be a leader, not only a manager.
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