Partnering (Project Team Alignment)
Encouraging the sharing of knowledge, values, and goals, resulting in an integrated and effective project team.
Building a partnering relationship
A well-aligned team is essential to the success of a project and requires that all members share a common understanding and commitment to project objectives and priorities through the establishment of Team (or Project) Charters. Major industry bodies such as the Construction Industry Institute recommend the development of Team Charters through partnering exercises to establish trust, confidence, and commitment to the project objectives from the stakeholders involved.
SMA incorporates custom techniques and software for workshops to enhance the quality of discussion and of the information gathered, including custom visualizations, videos, the use of real-time voting tools, and the integration of uncertainty in order to end up with a cohesive team committed to project success.