Team Development

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There are various definitions of what a team is about. However, one of the most well-known is the one given by Katzenbach and Smith (1993) [1] according to which the team is a small number of people with complementary skills - talents dedicated to a common purpose, a set of performance objectives and an approach for which are mutually responsible. This definition is an extension of the definition given by Adair (1986) [2] as the responsibility of the members added at the latest's data. Team Development is a method for developing a project team.[3] It refers to a process and activities for improving team performance.

The Team Development Process

The Team Development Process helps form a group into an aligned, focused, and motivated work team that strives for a common mission and is capable of delivering improved project results. The Team Development Process has three primary elements, each of which contributes significantly to the success of the process as a whole. The first element focuses on integration with the project work process.


  1. Katzenbach J., Smith D., 1993, The Wisdom of Teams, Harvard Business School Press, United States of America, McKinsy & Company, Inc
  2. Adair, J., 1986, Effective Team building, Gower, Aldershot
  3. Page 319, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition (2017) - Project Management Institute
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