IPD Teams: Creation, Organization, and Management
Presented by Howard W. Ashcraft
Integrated Project Delivery is built around teams. Early involvement of key participants is a core IPD concept, and these early participants, like virtually all IPD participants, are organized in teams. Teams provide the right knowledge at the right time, stimulate creativity, and lower the barriers among the many project participants. Interdisciplinary teams create alignment, commitment and engagement. Moreover, team processes improve decision making and increase support for the strategy chosen. And, not only is IPD executed by teams, it is managed by teams as well. Without teams, IPD does not function.