Managing Virtual Teams
Most traditional management techniques were developed for co-located work teams. Increasingly, managers are faced with downsizing, mergers, acquisitions, mandated telecommuting and distantly located technical specialists. Although numerous studies indicate the majority of managers have a strong preference for co-located teams, today's business environment makes the management of geographically distributed work teams a fact of life. The talk addresses how project managers can set up an infrastructure which facilitates project communications and control.
About the Speaker
Martha Haywood is a Senior Consulting Partner at Management Strategies Inc. in San Francisco, Calif., a consulting firm that specializes in management of geographically distributed teams. She has extensive experience in the management of large-scale telecommunications and data communication product development projects. Ms. Haywood began her career as an Engineer. The combination of technical and management experience led her to specialize in the area of virtual workgroups. Ms. Haywood is the author of the book "Managing Virtual Teams". At MSI, Ms. Haywood has assisted companies such as Oracle, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard, and Amdahl in the training and implementation of their distributed teams.
COST & REGISTRATION:
$10 for PMI and SDForum members/$20 non-members/additional $5 at the door.
Email: [email protected]
Added by FullCalendar on February 10, 2006