Managing a Collocated Project Team

The idea of placing all of the project team members in one geographical location is ideal for many project managers. In theory, having all of the project team members together allows the team members to quickly communicate, work with each other, and generally work better as a team. In reality, that's not always possible: Team members are spread around the globe, space isn't necessarily available in one locale, and all the other logistics that could prevent bringing all of the project team together in a project war room. (And yes, there's no fighting in the war room.)

Virtual teams, however, are more likely in today's world. Collaboration software, Internet tools, phone calls, and e-mails can help increase communications and the sense of a collocated team without the expense and improbability of a collocated team.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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