Login access is only available to associates and administrative staff.

Effectively Starting a Project Team

You are here

Great managers build great teams. Great teams are the key to successful projects. This interactive program looks at the elements needed to build a great team and what is needed to get a project off the ground while setting up for success.

Everyone is different, leveraging those differences can create a huge competitive advantage when putting together a team. Using the DiSC® personality profile, participants will gain a greater understanding of people’s goals and fears. Participants will learn how to adjust their management style to adapt their management style to the employee's style and needs of the situation. This course is designed to help managers recognize the employee's needs and remove barriers to performance.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key roles in a project and how best to fill those roles
  • Read the DiSC ® style and developmental needs of different employees
  • Understand the goals and fears of their employees
  • Adapt their management approach to match theability level and motivation of their employees
  • Define the 4 stages of team development
  • Create strategies to help the team move forward in their development
  • Learn how to adapt your managerial skills
  • Understand how goals and fears affect commitment
  • Create an action plan to better develop/enhance your team’s performance



This course is intended for all members of a team, including team leader.


Complete DiSC® on-line.


You will receive a course workbook containing copies of presentation slides, exercises, and suggested solutions.



  • Identify the typical key roles needed in a project
  • Define the stages of team development



  • Discover four styles of behaviour and explore the general preferences of your style



  • Learn how to recognize the styles of other people



  • Learn how to address goals and fears to gain commitment



  • Develop an action plan to assist team development


Remember That

  • This is not meant to ‘pigeon hole’ or label anyone.
  • This is a model used to understand differences and improve our leadership capabilities.
  • There are no good or bad styles
  • There is no ‘best’ style
  • All styles have strengths and limitations/li>
  • All styles can be more or less effective
  • People are a mixture of all styles


course info

Course ID: TS-2721
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 1 Day

upcoming sessions

Session Not Found


PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 0 7 0
PgMP 0 7 0
PfMP 0 7 0
PMI-ACP 0 7 0
PMI-SP 0 7 0
PMI-RMP 0 7 0
PMI-PBA 0 7 0

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 7CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 1 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 7 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 7 Learning Credits