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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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Managing Challenges

Confirm continuing strong sponsorship. Lacking adequate sponsorship of projects, a global team is almost certain to fail.

On global teams, the work styles of team members from different cultures can vary a great deal. Some people are team-oriented and accustomed to working within a defined, structured hierarchy. Other people may be independent and more comfortable working independently in an environment where everyone has equal authority. Strive for a project scope definition that decomposes project work in ways that minimize the need for people with different working styles to interact closely. In project plan development, structure the work consistently with project staff preferences.

Culture also affects how time and deadlines ...

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