Written by authors who have real-world experience of leading teams and major projects, this book explores a new approach to project success: the continuous process of enabling and empowering teams to reach the optimal levels of performance.
For decades, project managers have been asking the multi-million, and sometimes multi-billion-dollar question: why did the project fail? High project failure rates are nothing new and have been well documented, but when project professionals seek answers, they usually return to the original project plan to identify flaws. Yet there is one place where most don't look for the answers: the people. Here is the value gap of the almost untouched area of project team performance management that has the potential to be the next quantum leap in project success.
PMO leaders, change executives, HR professionals, project managers, program managers, and portfolio managers – anyone who leads a team in the project world – will learn how to make this critical investment for any organization which wishes to thrive in the ‘new normal’ project-based economy.
1.Introduction. 2.PART ONE – TEAMS. 3.The history of teams. 4.The sociology of teams. 5.The case for teams. 6. It’s not all roses. 7. Team diversity. 8. Teams of the future. 9.The human-centric organization. 10. Infusing behavioral science into the workplace. 11. Where does this leave us? 12. Team performance. 13. Servant leadership and team performance. 14. Sports psychology and team performance. 15. The secret superpower of team intelligence. 16. From assumption to data –introducing team analytics. 17. Leveraging AI for team effectiveness. 18. Long term business benefits. 19. Conclusion. 20. PART TWO – PROJECTS. 21. Why projects (still) aren’t successful. 22. The missing phase of Tuckman’s model of team development. 23. Why project teams are simply different to other teams. 24. It’s all gone virtual. 25. Creative teaming, when two different worlds collide. 26. Why does it even matter? 27. The value of positive teams. 28. People first. 29. The truth about project team performance. 30. It is not big brother. 31. How Is intelligence extracted from data? 32. Project intelligence. 33. PART THREE – FUTURES. 34. Old way – new way thinking. 35. T.E.A.M. 36. But this is an HR thing. 37. The Goldman-Taylor 5 principles of progression. 38. PART FOUR – ROADMAP. 39. The how to go about the transformation. 40. Gaining team buy-in. 41. Dealing with management accountability. 42. Securing the all-important sponsorship. 43. Steps to success. 44. A helping hand. 45. TEAM ANALYTICS: THE FUTURE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS AND PROJECT SUCCESS. 46. APPENDICES. 47. Foreword