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(PM-1319) How to Maximize the Value of Virtual Teams

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Primary Author: Mr Joseph A. Lukas PE CCE

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2013 AACE International Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

Abstract: A virtual project team is a group of individuals geographically dispersed who work across space and organizational boundaries to complete projects. This topic will discuss the many reasons more projects in today’s business environment are using virtual teams, along with the benefits that can be obtained by use of virtual teams.
The top ten barriers that can impede the success of virtual teams will be explained, along with strategies for removing these barriers. Project success is possible with a virtual team provided the building blocks for success are properly done. The five keys to success when working with virtual teams will be reviewed spanning from getting started to managing the virtual team. An effective tool called the project e-communications plan will be explained, along with available communication technologies that can be used. This topic will help make your virtual team and project a success.