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CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

CORMSIS seminar by Jean Binder Event

Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Date:
6 February 2014
Venue:
B2 / 3041

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Dr. Ramesh Vahidi on x27614 or email R.Vahidi@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

The tenth of CORMSIS seminar series

Title: Global Project Management, challenges and success factors

Abstract:

Globalization has brought about the need for a new project management concept, that of ‘global projects': projects involving stakeholders in various countries, from diverse organizational and national cultures, speaking different languages and working in skewed time zones. Many organizations struggle to reach the required levels of quality and effectiveness from global projects because their methods and practices are not adapted to a global multi-cultural environment, where most communication is asynchronous and often requires an effective use of information and communication tools.

This presentation briefly reviews the potential benefits and the key challenges of global projects, and suggesting several success factors that can support the project managers to face these challenges. These success factors will then be illustrated by real-life examples, which will show how leadership skills and commonplace technologies in project environments can be used in innovative ways. In the Q&A session the participants will be able to discuss the research methods underpinning the study, and potential areas for future collaborative and multidisciplinary research.

The Global Project Management Framework that serve as a basis for this presentation is explained on the website www.globalprojectmanagement.org and in the book "Global Project Management: Communication, Collaboration and Management Across Borders", recipient of the PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award 2008 (Best project management book published in 2007).

Speaker information

Jean Binder, Author,Jean Binder, PMP, has more than 20 years of experience working in project environments, most of them living abroad and communicating in multi-cultural and multi-language environments. He has particular experience of managing global projects, having implemented collaborative tools and techniques in a number of global organisations. The Global Project Management Framework that served as a basis for this book was developed by the author at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

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