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Project Management Team Leadership (with Personal Coaching)

Online Course Description
The vast majority of project work in today’s organizations is done in a team setting. In this environment, project management team leaders have a tremendous responsibility and opportunity to develop and exhibit leadership skills. This course first discusses the roles and responsibilities of the project management team leader, in particular, their responsibility with regard to project stakeholders. Next, the course discusses how project management team leaders can build a positive team environment through effective communication, team building activities, and reflective listening. Lastly, the course covers problem-solving within the team. Project management team leaders must be effective in identifying and resolving team problems in order for the project to succeed. To do this, team leaders must have an understanding of the team dynamic for decision-making and must be able to manage conflict among personality differences and barriers.

Learning Outcomes
• Define a team and identify six common types of teams
• Explain Bruce Tuckman’s model of group development
• Describe how the project life cycle is relevant to team issues
• List the three sources of power for project management team leaders
• Describe ways to manage stakeholder expectations
• Explain different types of team building activities
• Define reflective listening
• Identify the challenges of virtual teams and how they relate to the project management team leader’s roles
• Compare and contrast voting and consensus as methods for decision-making
• More effectively identify and resolve team problems
• Explain the different characteristics of effective and open team communication
• Identify the best practices for using e-mail and telephone among team members
• Identify several common team problems and apply methods for resolving these issues

Course Notes
This course is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge Sixth Edition and counts as 18 contact hours of project management education towards certification.

The on-line course is estimated to take about 18 hours and students have 180 days (six months) to complete the course once enrolled.

This course has an “ask the expert” feature which accesses a MindEdge resource (not Pam Nintrup) to answer course-related questions. Those responses are usually within 24 hours.

It is suggested that you work a real, live project while going through the class. This will allow you to apply/practice the tools and techniques as you progress through the course.

Two hours of personal coaching for the project as well as any course content is included.

Following successful completion of the online course and the personal coaching, you will receive a Project Management Team Leadership certificate.

Course Cost: $659.00 (additional personal coaching may be added at a cost of $150/hour)