Product Development Team / Integrated Product Team Workshop

1. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAMS / INTEGRATED PRODUCT TEAMS

  • Shortcomings in Current Organizations
  • Rationale for Teams
  • “External” & “Internal” Factors Affecting PDT’s/IPTs

2. TEAM COMPOSITION & STRUCTURE

  • Who Should Be On the Team – Core Team Members and Supporting Team Members
  • Supplier, Subcontractor, & Customer Involvement on PDT’s/IPTs
  • Team Direction – Management Struc-ture
  • Project Organization Alternatives – Advantages and When to Use
    • Lightweight Project Manager
    • Heavyweight Project Manager
    • Hardline Project Organization or Tiger Team
  • Organization Structure with Multiple Teams – Two Alternatives
  • The Product/System Integration Team
  • Team Structure and Optimal Size
  • Multi-Company Teams & Organization
  • Application of Teams to Software Development

3. FORMING EFFECTIVE TEAMS

  • Personnel Planning, Negotiating Commitments, & Member Selection
  • Empowered and Self-Directed Teams – What It Really Means
  • Role of Management with Empowered Teams -How to Make the Transition
  • Establishing a Common Charter and Groundrules for Operation
  • Stages of Team Development – Getting to the Fourth Stage Quickly
  • Achieving Effective Teamwork and Balanced Participation
  • Team Member Development and Team Building

4. TEAM LEADERS AND FACILITATORS

  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Team Leader Roles and Responsibilities
  • Team Leader Selection Considerations
  • Relationship with Program/Project/ Product Line Management
  • Mechanics – Coordination, Meetings and Follow-Through
  • When and How to Use a Facilitator

5. OPERATION OF THE TEAM

  • Stages of Collocation, Collocation Issues, and Benefits
  • What to Do When Collocation is Not Possible – Multiple Sites
  • Team Operation and Responsibilities
  • Steps for Effective Team Meetings
  • Team Decision-Making – Achieving Consensus and Collaboration
    • Role of Diversity & Dissent
    • Problem Solving Approach
    • Decision-Making Alternatives
  • Performance Appraisals with Teams
  • Meshing Compensation and Reward Systems
  • Dealing with Turnover and Integrating New Members
  • The Useful Life of the Team – When and How to Disband

6. IMPROVING THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS WITH PDT’s/IPTs

  • Effective Resource Planning and Resolving Bottlenecks
  • Improving the Development Process PDT’s/IPTs
  • Model for Effective Team Operation – “Skunk Works” Approach
  • Organization Success Factors
  • Performance Measurement & Continuous Improvement

7. IMPLEMENTATION – MAKING IT HAPPEN

  • Changing the Culture and Overcoming Resistance
  • A Proven Approach for Implementing Teams
  • Improving Team Effectiveness and Lessons Learned