Assessing your virtual team…a checklist

Brainstorming on stakeholder relationships is difficult enough without having to account for virtual team dynamics.  Understanding these is a fundamental to the new generation of virtual-team projects. Ken Thompson at www.bioteams.com (post here) has a nice checklist/approach, centered on eight dimensions of virtual teams:

Nature of Team Objective, Team Leadership/Management Style, Team Member Profile, Team Shape, Team Environment, Team Working Approach, Team Social Dynamic, Team Technology Factor

He’s included a mindmap –PDF only — that gives an example of how to use this approach (here).

NOTE: Hat tip to PMThink (original post here).

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  1. A new tool called @task Stream helps manage many of the challenges that virtual teams face. This new platform, announced last week at the @task User Conference in Salt Lake City, imitates a real world environment in which project managers, team leaders, and team members can collaborate in a way that hasn’t been possible before. You can see what I’m talking about by going to http://www.attask.com/stream.

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