‘A project team is a group of people who are all working towards a common goal and bring valuable and unique skills to the table. Identifying your project team members, defining your team’s identity, and standardizing its operating practices are all critical to a successful project.’
Assembly of European Regions, 2020
When assembling a project management team it is essential to consider the following:
Comprehending the scope of the project allows for effective and strategic choices on who must be part of the team.
A diverse set of unique and relevant skills is vital; therefore, you must choose wisely. If the project management team lacks a certain set of skills, then you run the risk of having incomplete or wrongly developed tasks. Too many professionals with the same or similar skills can cause frictions or confusion over the ownership of the deliverables.
Overloaded workforce can cause a roadblock. Find team members who are available to effectively work on the project.
It is essential to comprehend and embrace the fact that people have different work styles and how these differences may affect the dynamic and efficiency of the project management team.
Projects are typically structured as a collaboration or a consortium among a group of partners who share tasks and responsibilities. Within this concept, partners must be complementary to each other, but they must also share a similar interest in the common issue they will tackle within the framework of the project. Furthermore, the Consortium must establish management structures and procedures adapted to the type and the complexity of the project. Therefore, it is vital to safeguard that all the project partners have a clear understanding of the nature of the collaboration and are fully committed to it.