Project Management Institute

Project team training

a proven key to organizational teamwork and a breakthrough in planning performance

Initiating projects that solve the right project problems requires a team well trained in problem-solving techniques, a team capable of converting symptoms into causes for business needs. This article examines the problems project managers commonly experience when implementing projects and the opportunities they can realize from solving these problems through project teams. It explains proven project management methodologies the author developed and implemented during an eighteen-year career as project management trainer at IBM, methodologies for planning project schedules, organizing project teams, and controlling project implementation. It lists IBM's five-phase process for developing information systems and identifies IBM's two goals for its project management skills-building program. It then recognizes the company's environmental factors that were interfering with its personnel's ability to set and meet schedule commitments.
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