Bryan Rolf Trautsch
San Francisco State University
The purpose of the project is to explore the communications and collaborations issues associated with managing virtual project teams. In order to establish a better understanding of the problem, the paper evaluates virtual teams against more traditional collocated teams to provide some background and depth to the research.
The method used in the research was in the format of a questionnaire consisting of six questions. The questionnaire was delivered via e-mail to various project managers with virtual project team experience dispersed through out the United States.
The outcome of this project is that due to the added complexities of virtual project teams, project managers need to take a different approach to managing virtual project teams. Project managers should adopt more of a leadership role than simply managing the project in order to foster a team culture and facilitate communication and collaboration between team members.
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