Course Description

Effective project team leadership is critical to the overall success of a project or initiative. A successful project manager needs to lead teams through all stages and processes of the project regardless of the development life cycle. This is recognized by PMI® as leadership is the second core competency of the PMI Talent Triangle®. According to PMI®, the leadership competency includes coaching and mentoring, influencing, team building and brainstorming, interpersonal skills and negotiation. Problem-solving and conflict management also fall under the umbrella of leadership abilities. In this course, students learn to lead teams to successfully complete projects, inspiring and motivating individuals to stay the course.

Course Outline

  • Leading & Managing Project Teams
    • Leadership vs Management
    • Leadership Styles
  • Characteristics of High Performing Teams
  • Managing your emotional intelligence
    • Launching a Project Team
      • Plan Resource Management
      • Acquire Project Team
      • Fostering a team state of mind
      • Set a clear vision and goals
      • Collaborate with stakeholders
        • Project Charter
      • Build shared understanding
      • Project Standards and Processes
    • Building a High-Performing Project Team
      • Stages of Team Development
      • Empowering team members and stakeholders
      • Building Trust
      • Supporting diversity and inclusion
      • Inspire and influence
      • Managing Conflict
      • Motivating Project Teams
      • Promote team performance with Emotional Intelligence
    • Team Leadership
      • Establishing Credibility
      • Situational Leadership
      • Determining an Appropriate Leadership Style
      • Valuing Servant Leadership
      • Support Team Performance
      • Mentor relevant stakeholders
      • Define team ground rules
      • Negotiate project agreements
      • Remove critical impediments, obstacles and blockers for the team
    • Leading & Managing Remote Project Teams
      • Engage and Support Virtual teams
      • Critical Success Factors
      • Project Manager Competencies
      • Team Member Competencies
      • Project Management Tips for Remote Teams

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify the critical distinctions between leading and managing project teams
  • Employ key traits for both leading and managing effective project teams
  • Understand the characteristics of high-performing project teams
  • Learn how to launch a new project team
  • Encourage peak performance in project teams
  • Apply leadership skills to develop team members’ competencies and commitment
  • Build openness, trust, and respect among team members and value the contributions of each member
  • Apply group dynamic techniques for building high-performance project teams in various team situations: face-to-face, virtual, and remote teams
  • Surface and resolve team conflict constructively using team problem-solving and decision-making skills


This course is designed for Project and Program Managers at any level, there are no prerequisites.


2 Days | 4 Nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Leading Project Teams
M, W
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Mar 08, 2021 to Mar 17, 2021
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Rate non-credit $1,000.00
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