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Achieving Project Management Success Using Virtual Teams

Achieving Project Management Success Using Virtual Teams

By Dr. Parviz Rad and Ginger Levin
Hardcover, 6x9, 208 pages
ISBN: 1-932159-03-7
May 2003

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About the Item
Corporate location is no longer a constraint when pursuing business opportunities in support of strategic goals. This book presents success factors for a virtual project team and illustrates an approach for assessing the performance of the team. It contains evaluation tools for team members, describing how best to manage and motivate different people on virtual team assignments to achieve optimal results.
Key Features
  • Provides proven strategies and standardized procedures and techniques for successful virtual project management and includes assessment tools
  • Illustrates how to decrease time to market for new products and increase corporate profits
  • Shows how to reduce the cost of virtual teams and ensure desired results
  • Categorizes the contrasting attributes of traditional and virtual project management teams
  • Describes how to build high performance virtual teams in most any industry
  • About the Author(s)
    Dr. Parviz Rad has over 30 years of experience in project management and is a well-known author of over 50 publications in the areas of project management, engineering and construction. Dr. Rad is an author of two books, Advanced Project Management Office and Project Estimating and Cost Management; the editor of the Project Management Journal of the Project Management Institute; and a Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Project Management Program at Stevens Institute of Technology. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Academy for Excellence and Director of the Project Management Program and Associate Professor at The George Washington University. Dr. Rad has been recognized as a Registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Cost Engineer, and a Project Management Professional.

    Dr. Ginger Levin is an independent consultant in project management with over 25 years of experience and is an author of over 50 publications in project management, public administration, and transportation, including two books, People Skills for Project Managers and Advanced Project Management Office. She has developed numerous training programs in project management, serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and has conducted project management maturity assessments and program evaluations. Prior to her work in consulting, Dr. Levin held positions in the U.S. government, including work for the U.S. General Accounting Office, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and U.S. Department of Transportation. She received her doctorate from The George Washington University, where she also received the outstanding dissertation award.
    Table of Contents

          Features of Virtual Teams
          Management of Virtual Teams

    Management of Project Things
          Requirements Management
          Scope Definition
          Estimating and Scheduling
          Risk Management
          Progress Monitoring and Reporting
          Change Management

    Management of Project People
          Information Technology as an Enabler of the Virtual Project
          Policies and Procedures for the Virtual Team
          The Team Charter
          Virtual Team Performance

    Characterizing Virtual Team Members
          Critical Dimensions of Project Teams
          Team Performance Appraisal
          Motivation and the Project Team
          The Virtual Team and Collaborative Leadership
          Virtual Team Project Success

    A Maturity Model for Virtual Teams
          The IDEAL Maturity Model for Virtual Teams
          Assessing the Virtual Team

    Professional Responsibility and the Virtual Team
          Individual Integrity
          Contributions to the Profession
          Individual Competence
          Stakeholder's Interests
          Cooperative Behavior



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