Every leader wants their team to perform well. This course will teach you how to build a high-performance team when starting from scratch, raising the bar for an already formed team, or coping with different challenges that can influence the results.
Although many teams want to be high-performing, only some of them reach this state. Have you ever thought about what makes the difference and how you can help a team to be at its best? In this course, Building a High-performance Team, you’ll determine how to empower a team to achieve that coveted state. First, you will learn what a high-performance team truly is, what typical stages of a dynamic team life are, and how they influence the performance. Next, you’ll discover how to successfully start and build a new team - set the goals, select the members, and create the initial setup. Then, you’ll explore how to achieve high performance with an already formed team, by making the assessment, building and sustaining team health, and coping with challenging situations when the need arises. Finally, you’ll recognize some common external challenges and how to respond in a planned and controlled manner. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge, ideas, and tools to understand and lead your team from its creation, one step at a time, to the state of high performance.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name's Dragana Hadzic, and welcome to my course, Building a High-performance Team. I'm an agile coach, passionate about empowering teams to succeed. Throughout my career, I've been acting in different leadership roles, helping dozens of software teams to be successful. In addition, I've been coaching other leaders to do the same, and not surprisingly, they've all wanted to have high-performance teams. In this course, we're going to learn what it takes to build a team that blasts through expectations. Some of the major topics we will cover include understanding high-performance teams, their characteristics, and their typical lifecycle; building a brand new high-performance team, you'll learn how to set the stage when starting from scratch, for example, define goals and select members; helping already formed teams to achieve high performance, you'll learn how to do the assessment, build and sustain health, and help with sensitive issues when they arise; and you'll also get to know how to help teams deal with some common external challenges. By the end of this course, you'll have a deep understanding of high-performance teams and know how to build such a team throughout different stages of a team lifecycle. Before beginning the course, I recommend being familiar with the basics of agile software development and Scrum framework. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the secrets of building the best teams with the Building a High-performance Team course, at Pluralsight.