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The Most Difficult Part of Pulling Together the Project Team

Project Team

Responses to a Poll Question and a Client Story

A poll question1 asked of 700 project managers, project team leads, and program directors regarding their opinion of the most difficult part of pulling together a project team, delivered the following responses:


Number of Responses

Finding the right internal resources (mix of skills, availability)


Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part II

The First Team Meeting

Read Part I for background information

After the agenda went out for the team meeting, we asked team members to begin to make travel arrangements to ensure arrival prior to the dinner (during the cocktail hour.) We realized some members would be flying in rather early so we ensured the hotel […]

Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part I

Getting Everyone to Work Together – One Project Manager’s Challenge

Michael was managing his first virtual project team. There were 12 people on the core project team. Team members came from a number of different countries and all had experience working on project teams, but this was the first time each of the team members […]

Best Practices to Increase the Success of Your Virtual Project Team II

Team Kick Off Meeting

In today’s article on best practices to increase the success of your virtual project teams we’ll cover the “team kick off meeting.”

I strive to get clients to see the value of bringing a virtual team together for the initial kick off meeting. It is so much more valuable to […]