Developing High-Performing Project Teams—Online

Learn to Construct, Motivate and Manage Successful Project Teams

Is your current project team under-performing? Does your team lack motivation, focus, and good communication? Are you assembling a new project team and hoping to increase your chances of success? This new e-Learning course, developed by RMC Learning Solutions (formerly RMC Project Management), is based on the groundbreaking book Managing the Gray Areas by best-selling author Jerry Manas, and explores team building and team management topics such as principles, values, ethics, decision making, incentives, staffing, critical thinking, communication, and many more.

Developing High-Performing Project Teams explores the typical challenges involved in constructing, motivating and managing successful project teams—and offers a set of real-world guidelines, principles, and tools for doing so. At the conclusion of this 8-hour course, each student will also walk away with a customized 'Leadership Action Plan' for use within his or her current project environment.

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In this course, students will have access to:

  • A 4-section interactive tutorial.
  • Learning-based exercises.
  • 100+ narrated audio clips.
  • A course blog for sharing ideas with other students.
  • Creation of a Leadership 'Action Plan'.
  • End-of-lesson quizzes.
  • Unlimited 24/7 access to all course materials.
  • 8 Contact Hours or PDUs.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Appropriately staff a team, meeting both individual and organizational needs.
  2. Understand how ethics, creativity and personality types can influence team performance.
  3. Balance the need for structure with the desire for team flexibility.
  4. Utilize the leadership style best suited for the team and its members.
  5. Develop existing management roles into true positions of leadership.

The course is organized into the following sections:

  • Welcome
    • How to Use This Course
    • About RMC Learning Solutions (formerly RMC Project Management)
    • About This Course
    • Course Introduction
    • Your Course Notebook and Action Plan
  • Section I: Considerations for Building a Team
    • Fundamental Questions
    • Organizational Goals
    • Organizational Goals and Individual Needs
    • Organizational Ethics
    • Holistic Ethics
    • Generalists versus Specialists
    • Characteristics of a Generalist
    • Characteristics of a Specialist
    • Building Rapport
    • Managing Handoffs
    • Addressing Potential Gaps
    • The Verifier Approach
    • Staffing Your Team
    • Personality Types for Creative Teams
    • Quiz: Considerations for Building a Team
  • Section II: Considerations for Managing a Team
    • Fundamental Questions
    • Management and Micromanagement
    • Freedom and Accountability
    • Controlled Chaos and the Results-Only Work Environment
    • Blameless Reporting: Lessons from High-Reliability Organizations
    • Systems and People
    • Structure versus Flexibility
    • Misuses of Structure: Six Sigma
    • Misuses of Structure: Business Process Reengineering
    • Time Management
    • Strategy
    • Delegation and Leadership Styles
    • Leadership Styles and Employee Development Levels
    • The Learning Ladder
    • The Impact of Technology on Delegation
    • Communication and Communication Pitfalls
    • Simplicity
    • Context
    • Engagement
    • Centralization versus Decentralization in Leadership
    • The Advantages of Decentralization
    • The "Boid" Simulation
    • The Virtual Integrated Organization
    • Fragmentation: Something to Watch Out For
    • Quiz: Considerations for Managing a Team
  • Section III: From Manager to Leader: Leadership Concepts
    • Fundamental Questions
    • Black and White Thinking
    • Examples in Education
    • Examples in Current Events
    • Examples in Organizations
    • Taking the Middle Ground: Thinking in Gray
    • In Search of Creativity: Three People in the Rain
    • Blog Activity: Whom Would You Pick Up?
    • In Search of Creativity: Three People in the Rain
    • In Search of Creativity: The Passenger
    • In Search of Creativity: Integrating Opposing Values
    • Leading by Questioning
    • Thinking in Terms of Systems
    • Approaches and Tools
    • Words of Caution
    • Leading with Justice and Humanity: Avoiding Bias
    • Ideals: Standing for Something
    • Case Study: Starbucks
    • Case Study: Ricardo Semler and Semco
    • Ideals: Standing for Something
    • Appearance versus Substance
    • The Importance of Appearance
    • Appearance as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
    • When Appearances Deceive
    • Empathy and Cultural Awareness
    • Degrees of Cultural Awareness
    • Gender Differences
    • Generalizations versus Stereotypes
    • Empathy and Performance Appraisals
    • Quiz: Leadership Concepts
  • Course Wrap-Up
    • Making a Difference
    • Exercise: Your Final Action Plan
    • Congratulations!
The Learning Ladder

The Learning Ladder

The Impact of Technology on Delegation

The Impact of
Technology on Delegation

Exercise: Generalists or Specialists?

Exercise: Generalists
or Specialists?

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  • Cross-platform compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher, or any version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.
  • Requires a device (computer or tablet—6 inch screen minimum) connected to the Internet.
  • Broadband Internet recommended.
  • JavaScript and cookies must be enabled in your browser.
  • Pop-ups should be allowed.
  • This course will use data if viewed in a mobile environment.

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Price: $199
PDUs: 8
Duration: 30 Days
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