Excerpt from Chapter 8 – “BUILDING AND REWARDING THE TEAM”

Published February 4, 2017

Project Management for Experienced Project Managers | Victor Allen and Ron May

Excerpt from Chapter 8 – “BUILDING AND REWARDING THE TEAM”:

It is not uncommon for a project manager to begin a project with
a group of individuals who have never worked together before
and may have little or no experience working on a project team.
However, it is imperative to the success of the project that this
group of individuals be quickly transformed into an effective
‘team’ at the earliest possible moment. Although it may be possible
to successfully complete a project with a group of individuals,
it is highly unlikely and risky to attempt to do so. Therefore, a
certain amount of team building will be necessary in order to help
ensure the success of your project.

Although team building may seem like a nice thing to do, it is
actually a necessary thing to do. Your first challenge is to develop
a team building strategy that will satisfy the needs of your indi-
vidual team members, as well as satisfy the needs of the project.
Your second challenge is to convince your project sponsor, boss
or controller’s organization that team building and team rewards is
essential to any project and appropriate funding must be allocated
for these activities. Fortunately for you, there is plenty of research
available to support this if they do not want to take my word for it.
This chapter will guide your through the process of transforming
your group of individuals into a team and provide proven methods
for rewarding your team.