Key Success Factors for Virtual Teams

Key Success Factors for Virtual Teams

The business justification for virtual teams is strong. They increase speed and agility and leverage expertise and vertical integration between organizations to make resources readily available. Virtual teams also lessen the disruption of people’s lives because people do not have to travel to meet. And in today’s business world that’s big.  That’s green.  Team members can also broaden their careers and perspectives by working across organizations and cultures and on a variety of projects and tasks.

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Good Requirements vs. Rework

Good Requirements vs. Rework

The post is made possible by the great people at Seavus, creators of online Project Management tools such as Seavus Project Viewer.  Visit their site for more information. This article is based on information from Hooks and Farry’s book entitled, “Customer-Centered Products.” “Better, cheaper, faster!” “I want it yesterday!” Everyone out there has heard one ...

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6 Types of project objectives

6 Types of project objectives

There are lots of reasons why you’d set objectives for a project, not least because they help you establish what it is you are doing and when you are going to do it by. If you don’t have objectives, you can spend a lot of time working on things that really aren’t all that relevant to your project and that can be a massive waste of effort.

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8 Tips for Using SharePoint as a PMIS

8 Tips for Using SharePoint as a PMIS

All projects generate a lot of information in the form of emails, documents, templates, reports and a host of other things.  Keeping on top of it all can be difficult.  A Project Management Information System (PMIS) can help.  The Project Management Institute defines a PMIS as: 

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The difference between projects and programmes

The difference between projects and programmes

Many of us would class ourselves as project managers, and some of us aspire to be programme managers.  But is programme management just about managing bigger projects?  PMTips spoke to J. LeRoy Ward, author of Dictionary of Project Management Terms and Executive Vice President at ESI International, a global learning company.

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