Virtual Team challenges
Most of us who have engaged in project work in a professional setting have been part of a virtual team. Maybe not an entirely virtual team, but we have most likely engaged with a team that includes some aspect of virtual work. Most likely, we have done this without even thinking about it, as the technology we employ on a daily basis allows us to seamlessly engage in this virtual manner. However, it is important for us to consider just what is gained and / or lost by engaging in a virtual manner. This paper will explore these considerations.
Course Outcome Connection:
Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and benefits associated with working with and leading a virtual project team
For this assignment, you are to write a 3 – 4 page paper exploring some the key benefits and challenges associated with working on a virtual team. In the lecture this week, some of these ideas were presented, but only in an introductory format, but this will provide you with a starting point for writing this paper. In your paper, you will want to consider the question from the perspective of the various virtual stakeholders (project manager, project team, sponsor, customer).