Managing the engineering process
project team effectiveness
Team spirit and unity areinvaluable components of successful project management. Project Team Effectiveness (PTE) workshops provide ways to build trust and cooperation among stakeholders, enhance communications, and align project objectives with individual team member roles and responsibilities. This article offers a step-by-step process for planning, conducting, and following up PTE workshops in organizations. An experienced facilitator and planning committee can decide upon the workshop's goals, attendees, and site, and surveys can be used to determine areas where teams need improvement. The benefits of a PTE workshop can be perpetuated with periodic reinforcements of teamwork, including a Quarterly Performance Evaluation to assess the ongoing commitment to team effectiveness.