Title:Leading Teams: Managing Virtual Teams
PMI Product ID:00101382600
PDU Category:CategoryA
PgMP® PDUs:1
Member Price:$45.00
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Delivery Method:E-Learning (Self-Paced)
Duration:1 Hour
Course Objectives:Virtual teams are emerging as the basic unit for conducting business of all types. Studies show that over 80% of workers today are involved in some way with team members who are not physically located in the same office. Virtual communication networks have made virtual teams possible, while globalization has made them a necessity. Leading virtual teams presents new challenges to leaders and managers. Virtual team leaders must find ways to successfully manage people who are separated by distance, time zones, and cultural differences. This course offers leaders a framework for successfully leading virtual teams. It outlines the key competencies that members of virtual teams should possess and offers guidelines for specific virtual team activities, such as teleconferencing and decision making. It also highlights a variety of tools and technologies that are commonly used for collaboration on virtual teams and presents guidelines for knowing how to choose the right technologies for specific situations.

Lesson Objectives

• Recognizing the competencies that members of virtual teams should possess or develop
• Choosing the best combination of virtual communication tools to use given a virtual team situation
• Classifying examples of virtual team technologies as being for communication, conferencing, or information transfer and storage
• Identifying key areas for consideration when setting guidelines for virtual teams
Appropriate Audience:Employees at all levels who lead and manage teams and anyone who wishes to develop and refine their leadership skills in a team environment
Technical Requirements:Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 2.x
Internet Connection: 56 KB Modem as minimum, 128 KB recommended
Memory: 256 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended
Operating System: Windows 2000 / XP
Plug-in: Macromedia Flash 7.0 plug-in
Processor: Pentium II 300 minimum, Pentium III recommended
Speakers: Multimedia speakers or headphones
Course Level:Intermediate
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