Launching Your “A” Team

Team Launch Checklist

Our previous post focused on building a high performing team, so it seemed logical to follow-up with a post about effectively launching a team. Getting project teams off to a good start helps them engage in the project and in one another, leading to better results..

The first step involves investing time and effort up front on clarifying goals, behavior expectations and project scope. These steps can quickly pay dividends as teams move forward, as they help to build a strong foundation in support of more productive efforts. They can also prevent conflict, which plagues many teams.

Additional key steps for successfully launching a high-performing team include:

  • Scoping the project
  • Flushing out the team charter
  • Establishing key performance measures
  • Developing the project plan
  • Establishing expected deliverables