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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Look for Potential Multisite Project and Multicultural Problems

Multisite projects might well have their share of technical problems. Multisite projects tend to be larger and require program as well as project management. In my experience, any strictly technical or product problem solving is secondary to managing the people interaction issues. When managing multicultural projects, look for problems in these areas:

  • The teams in each site might define their milestones and handoffs differently. That leads to the teams misunderstanding their commitments and handoffs to other groups. Sometimes the different definitions are because of a lack of understanding of the actual words. Sometimes, people differ on their meaning of commitment—is a commitment ...

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