For project managers this virtual approach creates new challenges – leading from a distance, staying on top in a 24/7 project environment, creating a trusting environment, dealing with time zones, distance and cultural differences. This added complexity is a call for action to develop adequate leadership skills and update crucial competences.
Working with virtual project teams puts a magnifying glass on normal day to day problems. Small issues can become major conflicts. So many project managers are looking to learn new skills and habits to maintain effective leadership.
It’s not just the big companies that use virtual approaches. Modern internet technology provides small companies with the same opportunity to collaborate in global teams.
Technology will be reviewed to understand the possibilities and assess the effect on leading and monitoring project work. An online training manual will help participants to capture learnings and provide access to tools and methodologies.
In addition the group will explore the future development of global or multi location project management to identify personal development goals and create a personal vision on future project execution.