WHAT IS THE PEOPLE TASK FORCE?
The aim of the Task Force is to facilitate the effective delivery of engineering construction projects by creating new knowledge, identifying best practice, and providing guidance on its use in order to support ECI member organisations.
Our current research is focussed around the following key project challenges:
- Achieving the key competencies to develop high performing individuals and teams
- Developing capability to exceed the project requirements
- Building resilience in project teams and organisations
- Establishing effective practice for deploying and managing globally distributed project teams
This is achieved through a close working collaborative relationship between the academic and educational institutions, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board ECITB and industry client, consultant and contractor organisations. This type of peer group arrangement allows consideration of the recent developments in the thinking to be applied to actual working environments.
Organisations involved in the development of the People Task Force currently include CB&I, Fluor, Kingsfield Consulting International, PM Group, Shell and senior academics from Loughborough University.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET INVOLVED?
The success of our projects is wholly dependent on the people within them. Their development is critical to achieving the competencies required to build successful teams that can extend existing capabilities whilst remaining resilient during the challenges presented in the project environment.
Developing a greater understanding of the people interface in our projects is the key to achieving our successes. Through our collaborative relationships and sharing of knowledge and experiences we can be better prepared to meet the challenges of the future.
Following on from the successful report ‘Organisational Project Management Competency Framework’, the task force is now moving forward with a new initiative focussed on identifying the success factors that determine ‘High-Performing Teams’. This will have a particular focus on the rapid mobilisation/deployment of multidisciplinary global teams and their collective competencies
ECI members can download the Organisational Project Management Competency Framework here or Non members can purchase these from here.
JOIN A TASK FORCE
Task Force membership is available to ECI members.
If you are a non-member and interested in joining a Task Force please contact us.