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10 Tips on How to Lead a Global Virtual Team

By February 17, 2009Blog, Uncategorized

Dan McCarthy had a good post last week about leading global virtual teams. As someone that’s knee-deep in forming a professional association for Agile Project Managers, this is something that hits close to home for me.

I am one of several people on the Steering Committee for the emerging Project Management Institute (PMI) Agile Forum. The team is distributed across the globe, works after-hours, and has limited face-to-face meetings. How does a volunteer group of professionals effectively coordinate their work?

A few of Dan’s points caught my attention…mostly because I don’t think we’re doing them as well as we should:

  • “pay extra attention to the basic mechanics of good meeting and project management”
  • “Spend a lot of time ‘off-line’ with individual team members.”
  • “Build in time for some formal and informal team building”

The post is a good read and has much more, but these were the items that I need to improve on.