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The Virtual Project Management Office by Wanda Curlee, Robert L. Gordon

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  Chapter 2

THE NEED FOR A VIRTUAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE

When a company considers establishing a virtual project management office, the company’s culture and the attitude of the company’s leadership toward organizational change must be taken into account. The company must also consider practical matters, such as the number of projects it undertakes—particularly the number of virtual projects—and the number of project managers and project managers who work in remote settings. Companies with no virtual or distributed projects obviously have no need for a virtual project management office.

Other factors the company could consider might include:

  • Offshore development

  • Contractual requirements

  • Location of clients (collocated or not)

  • Location of ...

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