Throughout this book we have discussed the numerous and complex challenges that virtual project teams face. As a virtual project team leader who is assuming a new virtual project assignment, you will need time and opportunities to periodically assess your team's readiness and ability to succeed. Many managers will view this ability to assess virtual project readiness as a part of their risk mitigation strategy.
The depth and breadth of the readiness assessment needs to be based on the size, complexity, and type of virtual project. Therefore, virtual project managers should utilize those portions of this broad-based readiness assessment that fit their unique organizational and project needs.
Virtual Project Readiness Assessment
|Project Readiness||No||In Process||Yes|
|The virtual project mission and vision are documented and have been approved by the senior sponsors.|
|The project goals and objectives are defined, documented, and have been approved by the senior sponsors.|
|The project statements of work and scope are clear and documented.|
|The project success factors and key performance indicators are defined, documented, and approved by the senior sponsors.|
|The project requirements are clear and documented.|
|The project requirements are under change management.|
|The project business case has been approved by the senior sponsors.|
|The project charter has been documented.|
|The virtual project team charter ...|