PROJECT TEAMS         Tom Sheives, PhD, PMP   Executive Director, Business Development      True Solutions Inc., Dallas, T...
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Understand  … What is stuck and unstuck in project management… What makes up a unstuck project team - examples … Five Barr...
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Sigmoid (S) Curve   TeamPerformance  Growth                                      unstuck!                              Stu...
Cross functional                   9
1)  I love my team and I love working with them2) I really respect, like, and enjoy working with my   boss3) I have been t...
Come up with a statement that might be symptomatic of a team that was stuck or unstuck              Write it on 3” x 5” ca...
1) I love my team and I love working with them2) I really respect, like, and enjoy working with my  sponsor3) I have been ...
Build   Master       Make          Achieve          Embrace          Focus onTrust   Conflict   Decisions     Commitment  ...
   I lead my team by “walking the talk”   I keep my commitments to others   I spend time with people and show interest ...
   I lead my team by “walking the talk”   I keep my commitments to others   I spend time with people and show interest ...
   What behaviors are contributing positively to your    team trust bank account currently?   Are more deposits or withd...
   Where did you grow up?   Where were you in the birth order?   What was your biggest challenge    growing up?        ...
   Diversity and differences in thinking impede    innovation ____   Energy of a team is almost always lost as a result ...
   Silent disagreement   View of conflict as being bad   Conflict is not encouraged
Silent Disagreement                        Direct, Assertive       Indirect   Japan, China       Latin America   US   Germ...
Focus        Team Assessment Report, The Table Group (Lencioni)                                                           ...
• Step 1 - Understand Why Conflicts Exist –  Difference In Personalities• Step 2 – Establish behavior norms
   Winslow Personality Assessment   Meyers Briggs   Personal Coaching Styles Inventory   Social Styles
Mandy   Bob
Mandy   Bob
   Example              27
   Must sacrifice for the team   Consider the needs of the team
   Project teams stagnate and fail to grow   Don’t defeat competitors   Lose achievement team members   Team members f...
Silent Generation            Boomers             Generation Xers          Generation YersBarrierAbsence of trust   - wary,...
   Build vulnerability based trust   Conduct a personality assessment on team    members   Conduct a team assessment no...
• Books Drawings –                by Tom Sheives, TSI                       and    Harnessing the Power of Project Managem...
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  1. 1. PROJECT TEAMS Tom Sheives, PhD, PMP Executive Director, Business Development True Solutions Inc., Dallas, TX and Part Time Faculty The University of Texas at Dallas tom@truesolutions.com 972-770-0900 Used with Permission
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  4. 4. Understand … What is stuck and unstuck in project management… What makes up a unstuck project team - examples … Five Barriers that must be overcome to become an unstuck project team …One Barrier and give example of how to overcome
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  7. 7. Sigmoid (S) Curve TeamPerformance Growth unstuck! Stuck Really stuck!! Time 8
  8. 8. Cross functional 9
  9. 9. 1) I love my team and I love working with them2) I really respect, like, and enjoy working with my boss3) I have been to management training and know the difference between a leader and a manager4) ……... (could “strongly agree” or “strongly disagree”) 10
  10. 10. Come up with a statement that might be symptomatic of a team that was stuck or unstuck Write it on 3” x 5” card Pass them forward (2 min) 11
  11. 11. 1) I love my team and I love working with them2) I really respect, like, and enjoy working with my sponsor3) I have been to management training and know the difference between a leader and a manager4) I have read and applied a business book in the last 3 months5) I do not withhold information from my team for personal gain6) I am tolerant with people who are different than me. …… 12
  12. 12. Build Master Make Achieve Embrace Focus onTrust Conflict Decisions Commitment Accountability Results Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team ** Make Decisions - Not in Lencioni’s Team Development Model 13
  13. 13.  I lead my team by “walking the talk” I keep my commitments to others I spend time with people and show interest in their lives I create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable to drop by, ask a question, or just talk I feel that my manager is honest and tells the truth whenever possible I hold “confidential” information confidential I have confidence in the good intentions of my team members – team members are vulnerable **** Tear Down the silos!
  14. 14.  I lead my team by “walking the talk” I keep my commitments to others I spend time with people and show interest in their lives I create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable to drop by, ask a question, or just talk I feel that my manager is honest and tells the truth whenever possible I hold “confidential” information confidential I have confidence in the good intentions of my team members – team members are vulnerable **** Tear Down the silos!
  15. 15.  What behaviors are contributing positively to your team trust bank account currently? Are more deposits or withdrawals being made? Have you borrowed a lot from this account? Have you even checked your balance lately? Do you have a plan to get out of debt in this account? High performing teams have a big positive balance in their trust bank account!
  16. 16.  Where did you grow up? Where were you in the birth order? What was your biggest challenge growing up? Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  17. 17.  Diversity and differences in thinking impede innovation ____ Energy of a team is almost always lost as a result of conflict _____ Your current mode of handling conflict is independent of how you handled conflict growing up _____ Mastering skills in handling conflict is relatively easy _____ How do you spell the bush – Ukaliptus ? (Eucalyptus)
  18. 18.  Silent disagreement View of conflict as being bad Conflict is not encouraged
  19. 19. Silent Disagreement Direct, Assertive Indirect Japan, China Latin America US Germany, Israel 21
  20. 20. Focus Team Assessment Report, The Table Group (Lencioni) 22
  21. 21. • Step 1 - Understand Why Conflicts Exist – Difference In Personalities• Step 2 – Establish behavior norms
  22. 22.  Winslow Personality Assessment Meyers Briggs Personal Coaching Styles Inventory Social Styles
  23. 23. Mandy Bob
  24. 24. Mandy Bob
  25. 25.  Example 27
  26. 26.  Must sacrifice for the team Consider the needs of the team
  27. 27.  Project teams stagnate and fail to grow Don’t defeat competitors Lose achievement team members Team members focus about their careers, departments, and individual goals Team members get easily distracted
  28. 28. Silent Generation Boomers Generation Xers Generation YersBarrierAbsence of trust - wary, cautious - not vulnerable - perceived as - casual - distant disloyal - may be lazyFear of Conflict -choose not to try to - hypercritical - informal, practical - immediate response understand others - rigid and gratification -stubbornLack of -“get’er done” - lets discuss - Independent work, - “just let me at it”,Commitment -sacrifice - workaholics, driven meet up later “give me a chance” - balance - want to contribute - need structureAvoidance of - hierarchical - formal process - feedback needed “I can do it, don’tAccountability - formal protocol - feedback probably need to tell you that I - judgmental not wanted am doing it”Inattention to -need respect - need status, title, - more tunnel - overly confidentResults - acknowledge self absorbed visioned “I do my part expertise you do yours”
  29. 29.  Build vulnerability based trust Conduct a personality assessment on team members Conduct a team assessment now and in six months Conduct a full day workshop with your team Spend at least two hours/month working on your team with a team coach for critical projects and larger projects
  30. 30. • Books Drawings – by Tom Sheives, TSI and Harnessing the Power of Project Management by Wes Balakian, CEO TSI 32
  31. 31. unstuck!
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