PMP in a Snap

Team Performance Domain

June 27, 2023 Kaye B Episode 39
PMP in a Snap
Team Performance Domain
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The team performance domain addresses activities and functions associated with the people who are responsible for producing project deliverables that realize business outcomes. 

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The team performance domain addresses activities and functions associated with the people who are responsible for producing project deliverables that realize business outcomes. 

Effective execution of this performance domain results in the following desired outcomes:

o   Shared ownership

o   A high-performing team 

o   leadership and other interpersonal skills demonstrated by all team members

When you put together your dynamic team, here are several processes that you should consider like:

o   Planning the resource- which is defining how to estimate, acquire, manage and utilize physical and team resources

o   Estimating the activity it takes a resource to do the work

o   Acquiring the resources, which is not only team members but it can be the facilities, equipment, materials, supplies, and other resources necessary to complete the project work. 

o   Developing your team which includes improving competencies, team member interaction, and the overall team environment to enhance

o   Managing your team involves tracking team member performance, providing feedback, resolving issues, and managing team changes to optimize performance and 

o   Controlling your recourses. This is to ensure that the physical resources assigned and allocated to the project are available as planned, as well as monitoring  the planned versus actual use of resources and performing corrective action as necessary 

The project team consists of individuals with assigned roles and responsibilities who work collectively to achieve a shared project goal. You as a project manager, should invest, or fight for,  suitable efforts in acquiring, managing, motivating, and empowering the project team. Participation of team members during planning adds their expertise to the process and strengthens their commitment to the project. 


Taking a step back, we also discussed physical resources such as facilities, equipment, materials, supplies, and other necessary resources to complete the project. And as a good student, you raised your hand and asked what does that have to do with team performance. It has a LOT to do with it. You want to make sure your project team has all the right and appropriate tools to get the project done. So imagine that you are building a virtual game but the only computer you can give your developer is a 1995 Windows computer. It’s not going to fly. Not only your developer cannot do the work, it could be demoralizing. You are asking for complex deliverables and they can’t get it done with an outdated computer.  The developer can start to feel like they are not important to the team. It’s important to make sure you consider not only your human team but also what they need to complete the project. 

Another thing to consider is that you will need to tailor the way you get your team. Look at things like 

o   The diversity background of the team

o   Where the team is located AND the physical resources, which is ever important in this remote working world

o   How your team will be acquired: are there resource already in the organization or do you need to hire outside? Are they part time, full time, contractors?

o   How the team is going to be managed. This includes who is managing the team because it may not be the project manager, what does training look like or even onboarding

o   And the lifecycle approach meaning is the team going to use waterfall or agile approach. 


Putting together a team and managing them is the most important factor in project management. It could make or break the outcome. Even if the project itself is a failure, sometime that could mean that you found a good reason not to move forward and your team helped come to that conclusion with collaboration. 


That is your PMP in a Snap. We’ll see you again next week