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Team Building in a Matrix Management Environment
Work Life Coaching
PM Tools is always free of charge, and registration is not required.
Every third Tuesday of each
month, at 5:30,
Immediately before the Tysons Corner Dinner meeting.
LocationSheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA
About the Program
Are you trying to successfully deliver a project without direct control of your resources? Is it hard to build allegiance in your project team when their first loyalty is to their functional team? Are you having trouble understanding what phase of development your team is in so that you can figure out how to get the best out of them? Would helping your matrix team members understand each other better be likely to result in a more productive team and a more successful project?
This program will help you identify the following:
• The different teams that, as Project
Managers, we have to navigate on a daily basis
• Why a matrix environment is especially complex
• Bruce Tuckerman’s Phases of Group Development – forming, norming, storming, performing
• A series of different team building techniques
• Which phase of Tuckerman’s Group Development each technique is best suited to
• The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Patrick Lencioni) and tips on how to overcome them
At the end of the session you will have practical tips on how to improve the performance of your team, resulting in improved project delivery. This is a participative session!
About the Speaker
Karen is an Executive and Life Coach who has trained with the College of Executive Coaching and who is MBTI and PMP certified. She is also a Program Manager and has over 20 years experience in IT Leadership roles in a variety of organizations. She is an enthusiastic leader of teams of up to 150 people, and has gained considerable experience coaching in these roles. She is particularly skilled in helping individuals and teams identify their communication, decision making and planning styles in order that they can be more efficient and effective in the workplace.
Karen has a unique combination of practitioner experience in leadership roles, coaching skills, and a ‘take action’ style. This allows clients to develop practical strategies to enhance their leadership skills, through improved communication, collaboration, negotiation and influencing. Karen is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and uses ICF’s core competencies as the basis for her coaching.