Companies that embrace the power of collaboration realize that the best way to solve complex problems is to build cohesive teams made up of members with different skills and expertise. Getting teams to work productively is at the heart of project management. Developing the structure for teams to work dynamically at a high level of efficiency and effectiveness is at the heart of this book. The author clearly outlines methods for creating and implementing a structure to deal with the inevitable difficulties that any team may encounter. With examples drawn from contemporary project management, she demonstrates the effectiveness of this straightforward approach and highlights the risks of not building a strong team culture. The author offers simple and proven techniques for: Launching a team Defining and clarifying the goals of the team Implementing and reinforcing appropriate team behaviorsTo help ensure the delivery of on-time project objectives, the author also gives practical advice aimed at ensuring productive team meetings, encouraging information sharing, and moving the team toward solutions in the face of challenges and conflict. Contents Defining the Team Clarifying Team Goals Implementing Supporting Behaviors Establishing Accountability Managing Team Conflict Making Effective Decisions Actively Sharing Information Holding Productive MeetingsAbout the AuthorLisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office, LLC, a PMI Registered Education Provider and consulting practice. She is also the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs, and a contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs, and a contributor to PM Network. She is the author of Simple Solutions: How "e;Enterprise Project Management"e; Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Journey from Near Collapse to #1.