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Prepare for the Success of Virtual Teams

A Client Story

One of my clients just went global! Very exciting for them, but lots to consider. One of the biggest challenges they are facing right now is how to ensure that virtual teams are successful on their initiatives. This is a challenge because previously they were based within the United States – east […]

Initiating a Global Project

Take these key first steps to increase your success!

Global projects are, by nature, complex initiatives to manage. You are working with a variety of individuals, from a variety of cultural backgrounds with differing expectations around the initiative. Time zones alone are a significant challenge when trying to schedule meetings!

When challenged with leading a […]

Overcoming the Challenges of Managing Virtual Teams

Managing teams in general is wrought with challenges when you consider, for example, the various personalities on the team and the fact that team members are likely working on other initiatives while working on the project you are leading. Add to that when your team is a virtual one and will likely never meet in […]

A Virtual Global Team in Trouble: A Case Study - Part II: Now What?

Moving the Project Forward

In Part I we started our story on a virtual team in trouble. In this post, we will cover the stakeholder meeting and the decisions made to move the project forward, along with processes put in place to ensure this situation does not occur in the future.

The Stakeholder Meeting

The […]

A Virtual Global Team in Trouble: A Case Study - Part I

A virtual global project team was having significant difficulty in getting a major project completed. The project was a strategic one for the organization and would affect all offices worldwide. There appeared to be quite a bit of dissension among the team members on a regular basis and the project manager seemed unable to handle […]