An HPT is a group of people who work closely together, trust each other, travel toward a common vision, and have a clear path to escalate issues and gain additional information when needed. THe team can make decisions quickly and resolve conflict in positive ways, working toward a common goal and understanding their personal and the overall contribution to the effort. In addition, members of an HPT are willing to put aside their personal agendas for the achievement of the program goals through cooperative efforts and open communication.