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  • 1. of 16
        • High Performance
        • Teams (HPT)
        • Workshop Overview
        • Developing High Performance Teams in the Multi-Functional Project Management Environment
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    • To understand the key elements of a High Performance Team (HPT).
    • To understand the Integrated Product Team (IPT) Approach.
    • To improve the Team Performance for the benefit of the business, the project and each team member.
    HPT Workshop Purpose
  • 3. HPT Workshop Approach
    • A four-day experiential workshop, including a simulation of a typical large/complex project.
    • Designed to allow participants to ‘learn while doing’
    • Tailored to the unique business environment.
    • Focused on leadership and the dynamics of roles and responsibilities and teamwork over the life of a project.
    • Tests the realities of Project and Functional matrix business environments
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  • 4. The Sell
    • Team dynamics and human system dysfunction has a direct correlation with project failure, inertia and confusion
    • People ‘issues’ directly impact all retention problems
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    • This workshop will:
      • Establish cultural foundations for generating high performance teams (initiating and planning phase especially)
      • Act as a working model for organisational deployment
      • Integrate diversity
  • 5. HPT Workshop Outline
    • This learning opportunity consists of two distinct, but interrelated sessions:
      • A one-day skills session to look at the key approaches and skills used by successful high performance teams and team members.
      • A three-day ‘hands-on’ simulation of life on an HPT to experience and practice the concepts and skills from the first day.
    • Related preparatory pre-work is provided to all participants in advance
    • Company and business specific tailoring of the Skills Day is coordinated by the Workshop Coaches after consultation, as required
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  • 6. HPT Skills (1 Day)
    • Day 1 is an interactive and fun learning session focusing on what defines an HPT, how it is implemented, and what skills are needed in a team environment within a Project context.
    • The class will also examine the key approaches successful teams use to create, strengthen and sustain their teams.
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    • Different learning methods are employed to keep all participants actively involved and enhance the learning experience.
  • 7. HPT Skill Areas of 16
  • 8. HPT Simulation (3 Days)
    • An intensive three-day experiential learning laboratory.
    • Real multi-functional integration problems.
    • Real and emergent team dynamics scenarios.
    • Individual (and business) risk-free environment
    • Activities include:
      • Organising and planning for successful project management.
      • ‘ Horizontal’ integration and communication (within and across teams).
      • Focusing on customer needs (customer reviews, requirements clarification, change negotiation).
      • Using Project Management Plans (PMP) and Team Execution Plans (TEP) as tools for success.
      • Cost tracking, scheduling, risk management, resource management, and responsibility & authority allocation.
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  • 9. The Team Effectiveness Model of 16
  • 10. Who will benefit most ?
    • Project Managers, Project Team Leads, and Project Team Members with all levels of experience.
      • will learn how to succeed at “running
      • the business” in the complex and
      • challenging Project and Functional
      • matrix environment.
    • Project Directors, Program Managers Functional/Line Managers, and Business Team Leads and Members
      • will acquire a deeper, experience-based understanding of the Project Life-Cycle and the challenges of a High Performance Team environment.
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  • 11. HPT Workshop Planning
    • When:
      • Upon Request
      • 1 Day team skills and HPT knowledge
      • 3 Day experiential simulation
    • Cost considerations:
      • Workshop fee
      • Time and travel for HPT Coaches
      • Workshop venue costs
      • Participants’ time, accommodation, meals
      • Materials & incidentals
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  • 12. HPT Workshop Agenda Summary:
    • Day 1
      • Introduction and Team Stages
      • HPTs in the Business Matrix Environment
      • Integrated Product Development (IPD) Theory
      • Company Business Management Overview
      • Teamwork Styles in the Project Environment
      • Effective Meetings in the Project Environment
      • Decision-Making in the Project Environment
      • Personal Leadership in the Project Environment
    • Days 2-4
      • Simulated 12 month project
    • Note: Day 1 may be separate from Days 2-4
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  • 13. HPT Skills Day Outcomes
    • Explain the theory behind IPTs and how they can be used to create HPTs.
    • Identify at least three key elements of successful team meetings.
    • Identify your teamwork style and the strengths and excesses that your style brings to the team.
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    • Define ”Consensus” as it is used in IPTs and practice some of the tools used in reaching consensus.
    • Reflect on individual and team leadership
  • 14. HPT Workshop Outcomes:
    • Identify critical levers for project and business success and related organisational effectiveness
    • Recognise current personal capabilities and identify critical skill building needs
    • Apply learning (open mind, open heart, open will) and to understand the value of collective learning
    • Improve the Project Team performance for the benefit of the business and each team member
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  • 15. HPT Workshop Coaching Staff:
    • Minimum two (2) experienced coaches required per workshop
      • Minor administration and logistics Support
      • Coach training provided for suitable client candidates
        • Provides an ongoing in-house “champion”
        • Highly recommended as a leadership development opportunity
    • Trained and Experienced Australian Coaches
      • Simon D’Arcy – Experienced Project Manager
      • Andrew Wilford – Assoc/Professor in PM (Bond Uni)
      • Other trained Australian coaches are available (TBA)
    • Workshop originators and Coach resource
      • Bob Sterzinger (US)
      • Bruce Wheeler (US)
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  • 16. HPT Workshop Pre-Work
    • IPD Theory Pre-Reading
      • Example Pre-work Questions for Participants
        • What specific authorities do you think Integrated Project Teams need?
        • What do you think are the benefits or advantages in having decisions made at the lowest possible level?
        • What do you think the team leader’s role should be in team-decision-making?
        • If the Project System Integration Team does its integration job, how does this affect or relate to the lower level Project Team decision-making process?
        • Are there circumstances where you think a Project Team should consist of only one functional area? If yes, when and why?
    • Personal Teamwork Styles Pre-Reading
      • Simple Self-Assessment
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