Managing virtual project teams
Managing virtual project teams

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Managing virtual project teams

1 Building the team

The project manager may be able to select some or all of the members of the team, or at least influence and negotiate with those who do provide the human resources for the project (managing up and across) to secure the personnel identified by the project manager as most suitable.

Motivation and commitment to the project can be strengthened by creating a feeling of ownership of the project and its tasks by team members, and this sense of ownership can be enhanced by involving all team members in planning and, in particular, in human resource planning. In addition, it is a good use of the expertise of the group to involve everyone in the role and task assignment process. This is an example of participatory management.


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