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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Why Global Projects?

Work in modern companies is worldwide. Projects are global for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Products and services are used in many countries.

  • Companies have employees all over the world.

  • Global staffing can lower project expenses.

  • Projects may need skills or knowledge available in different locations.

  • Alliances and partnerships exist across international boundaries.

  • New international markets are being opened.

There are many potential benefits of global teams:

  • Access to skills not otherwise available

  • 24-hour coverage using only people who work a normal shift

  • Lower project cost

  • Knowledge of users in many localities

There are also challenges:

  • Global team communication is hard, involves multiple languages, and can be expensive. ...

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