Leading Project Teams – MGMT 527

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course provides an analysis of effective team-based leadership practices in a project environment. Topical coverage includes creating high-performance teams, managing team conflict, motivating teams, and empowering teams for the successful completion of projects. Key principles of effective team leadership are cross-referenced with PMBOK concepts.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Leading Project Teams MGMT 527 is one of several courses covering advanced project management topics, cross-referenced with PMBOK concepts. The course examines the critical areas for successful team leadership. It explores the key principles for building high-performance work teams, which are essential to successfully complete projects in today’s dynamic work environments.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each thread must reference at least 3 peer-reviewed journal sources and must include at least 1 biblical integration. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words and have at least 1 source from a peer-reviewed journal source or at least 1 biblical integration.

Team Leadership in Practice Assignment

You will write a 4–5-page research-based paper in current APA format that examines case studies focusing on team cultures. The paper will present 3 cases of engaged team performance, ascertain the key reasons for the team successes, and contrast these successes with 1 case study sample of poor team development. The paper must include an introduction, a conclusion, a title page, and a reference page with at least 6 sources (3 of which must be from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals) in addition to the Starbird & Cavanagh text and the Bible.

Organizational Assessment Assignment

The student will create an organizational assessment focusing on organizations that demonstrate now or in the past abusive leadership and bullying behavior. The written assessment is coming from the student who is playing the consultant brought in to help the organization.  The consultant is writing to the organization’s management to describe the behaviors, actions and abusive events and give steps of action in changing culture.  This assessment focuses on behaviors and documented examples of abusive behavior as well as potential steps of action to prevent abusive behavior in the organization.

 The paper will include 2 principle parts: Part 1 will include a 4–5-page team assessment describing the abusive behavior and culture, and Part 2 will include a 4–5-page paper of recommendations for organizations who have this type of culture,  along with a conclusion that compares the findings from the assessment with current research, the course textbooks, and Scripture. The paper must include a title page, and Part 2 must be in current APA format and include a reference page with at least 8 references (4 of which must be from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals) in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Lead Like Jesus Journal Assignment

The student will compose a journal by answering weekly assigned questions from the text Lead Like Jesus. The student will use the template provided to answer the questions from the text. No additional formatting or references are required.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Reading for the assigned modules: weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple-choice questions, and have a 40-minute time limit.