When the Office Next Door is 5000 Miles Away

As much as it solves problems, the digital age also offers new ones. Take project work, people no longer have to travel across town or continents, they can use any one of those wonderful digital tools available today. They can start to work virtually. But to get the most out of it, people must also adopt a common method of interacting.For virtual project teams Collaboration Technology is an essential, but by no means exclusive element in cooperating successfully. The human factor is just as crucial in getting results. Different work styles, levels of education, mentalities come into play, can collide and play havoc with all the good intentions by project management.These issues will be addressed and how you can get some “Quick Wins” in the virtual team environment will be highlighted in a presentation titled

Human Challenges of Multi-Location Projects

by Dr. Deasún Ó Conchúir, PMP, at the

PMI Global Congress 2012 – EMEA, May 7 – 9

Marseille, France

Dr. Deasún Ó Conchúir, PMP, is Collaboration Consultant at Scatterwork GmbH, Switzerland, where he applies his project management experience to virtual team environments. He also specializes in Project Troubleshooting, Coaching and Training and is the author of ““Overview to the PMBOK® Guide””, described as the book for everyone in need of a readable instruction to best practice management. His clients include Novartis, Microsoft,  HP, Ericsson, the European Commission, Swiss Re, Zurich Financial Services, Nestlé, General Motors, Alstom, Westinghouse etc.

He is also a member of the Engagement Committee for PMI Communities of the PMI Educational Foundation as well as former VP Education & Certifications of the PMI Switzerland Chapter, where he established six virtual teams.

If you are interested in Dr. Ó Conchúir’s topic, send a mail to e.bouchard@scatterwork.com. We’d be pleased to send you a 5-minute video capsule outlining the benefits of virtual team working. Please pass this message on to anyone you think might be interested.

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