Develop Project Team Process

Posted on May 4, 2009 by


Develop Project Team is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®. It’s one of the three Human Resource knowledge area processes, and one of the eight Executing processes.

The purpose of this process is to improve the team’s competencies and their interactions among each other. The list of who is on the team can be found in the Project Staff Assignments, and the times when each person is available can be found in the Resource Calendars. If the team members are at the same location, it’s called Co-location. The Project Management Plan may contain information on planned team development activities and training. It is helpful if the project management team has relevant Interpersonal Skills in their attempt to improve the interactions and skills of the project team. Training can increase competencies of individual members, and Team-Building Activities and Ground Rules can increase the overall functioning of the team. Recognition and Rewards can be used in a fair manner to recognize and increase desirable behavior. The primary output to this process is Team Performance Assessments which evaluate the effectiveness of the team. Also see the related posting of Develop Project Team – Team-building (posted February 5, 2009).