Many of today’s teams include virtual or remote members. In fact, in today’s global environment, we may be leading teams that have very few, if any, co-located members. While all teams need to have structure, it is especially important to ensure there are processes and structure in place for virtual teams in order to ensure […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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