Summarize Different Tools and Techniques Project Managers Can Use to Help Them Manage Project Teams. What Can They Do to Manage Virtual Team Members?

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Discussion Question 1 Information Systems Project Management Week 4
Summarize different tools and techniques project managers can use to help them manage project teams. What can they do to manage virtual team members?
Answer:
For a while companies and individuals have stated that people are our biggest assets of an organization (Schwalbe, 2013). And therefore by extension so are the teams on our projects. However effective team and resource management is probably the most challenging task for most project managers. Many project managers come from a technical background and have to learn the people management aspect of the daily tasks within the project management environment.
Many times teams are formed on the spur of the moment and then
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We then had a couple of sessions where the team got to know each other on a personal and working level. This involved some fun games by asking questions well as team sporting events. The rest of the 14 days was spent working in a war-room environment where we all sat and worked in a single big office around a table. This created a good environment for building a team from a group and it really showed.
After that the team went from strength to strength and their delivery ability is now in linre and sometimes better than the collocated team.
Conclusion:
Since the people on our projects are the most valued resource, we need to make sure that they are managed correctly to enable the best return from them. In todays’ fast paced project environments we need to make sure that our teams operate as a single unit that carries each other’s best interest at heart. And your project manager needs to be the centre of the team where trust between them ensures everybody is working towards a common goal.
References:
Schwalbe, Kathy (2013). Information Technology Project Management 7th Edition. Cengage Learning Boston MA.
McNamara, Carter (no date). How to build highly effective teams. Retrieved from http://managementhelp.org/groups/team-building.htm, (Accessed: 24 May 2013)
Business Performance (no date). Managing a Project Team. Retrieved from http://www.businessperform.com/project-management/project_team_management.html, (Accessed: 24 May 2013)
Mochal, Tom (2007). 10

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