Supplying busy project professionals with time-tested tips and templates for developing teams efficiently and effectively, Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analystsprovides the planning materials required to increase team collaboration and productivity in a global workplace.
This comprehensive resource offers insights and access to critical resources and tools to create, propose, execute, and evaluate team development plans. Dr. Levitt's insights will enable readers to transform their visions, mission statements, goals, and deliverables into actionable plans for their teams.
Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts evaluates the strengths and performance gaps in each of the five stages of team development—forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning—and outlines methods for creating a team development plan and addressing the challenge of gaining upper management commitment.
With a focus on succession planning for the team, Dr. Levitt considers team brain capacity and how to plan for the transfer of knowledge within the organization. In addition to the many templates and guidelines included, the book offers a variety of practical team development guidelines to ensure that team activities, including kick-off meetings and project status reviews, are both engaging and productive.
Team Productivity and the Bottom Line. Evaluating Your Team. Creating a Team Development Plan using the STAR Method. Selling the Team Development Plan. Getting Buy-In and Commitment From Multi-Generational Team Members. Team Development Activities for Each Stage. The Importance of Team Succession Planning. Leading Team Transformation. The Future of Team Development Planning.