Project teams have a limited shelf life. They exist for the duration of a given project, and once the project is complete, the team is disbanded, with its members returning to their operational assignments, or moving on to the next project. But, while the organizational entity is gone, the performance legacy lives on. And, this legacy has an important purpose - to deliver important "project lessons learned". Read on for more.
When it comes to project team performance, there are only two possibilities -- the "team" will either help or hinder project execution and results. Clearly, you always want to be on the positive side of that equation. But it's not a given - that's why team evaluation is so important. Even under the best conditions, there's always something to learn and multiple ways to improve. In fact, team performance is multi-layered, considering all of the varied skills it takes to complete a given project, as well as the unique "persona" of each and every project team. Also Read: Best Ways to Offer Constructive Criticism
Considering these diverse variables, fully comprehensive performance evaluations must consider the multiple "levels" of performance, organized into four (4) categories:
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Timely and effective "team evaluations" can (and should be) performed at any time in the project lifecycle, whenever appropriate and worthwhile. The goal is to quickly collect the data to be used for performance evaluation and then evaluate that data considering established goals and benchmarks. This is all reflected in the quick to-do list below:
Once team performance evaluation results are known, the results must be applied in order to ensure that quality performance is repeated and problem performance is avoided. The resulting actions will depend largely upon the lessons learned conclusions reached --- i.e. why did the project team perform well or why did the project team fail to perform? At the end of the day, the value of the team performance evaluation lies in the ability to use resulting conclusions to sustain strengths and overcome weaknesses.
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