This free course, How teams work, provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams and to projects. The complexity of the interaction of people and technology is highlighted.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand the issues and processes that relate to team formation and development in a virtual context
identify barriers to effective team work in a virtual environment and propose solutions
review and comment on team activities in a virtual environment and develop insights to make informed judgements and recommendations for future good practice
synthesise theory and practical experience to make recommendations for good practice in new team environments.
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