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People in Projects by Project Management Institute

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Implementing Virtual Project Teams

Table 1 includes suggestions created by virtual project managers for using the advantages of project management team building to overcome virtual team difficulties. Generally these suggestions encourage project managers to make creative use of modern communication technologies to bring the team together and encourage the participation and sense of ownership that generates commitment to the project and team objectives.

Since it’s seldom possible in the virtual project to meet face to face, experienced project managers recommend using a variety of electronic communications. Trust seems to develop as the individual team member learns more about the project manager, other team members, and the project. It’s therefore ...

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