The phrase develop project team refers to the early stage planning process in which the fundamental core of the project, that being the actual project participants that are managing the team. These individuals make up the project team, and the maximization of their performance is essential to the proper functioning of the project process and the ultimate successful completion of the project as well as the successful completion of all of the individual components within. The process of developing the project team refers to the specific activity of enhancing the performance of each individual member of the project team as well as the performance of the team as a whole by improving the individual competencies of the team as well as enhancing the communication and interactions among the team members. Essential to the entire life of the project, and imperative to the ultimate success of it, is effective and reliable communication.
This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.