Global Project ManagementAdelin CintronSt Joseph’s College
Introduction• In Project Management we can find different types of projects Depending on the organization itself The location involved in the project• Global project managers are involved in what is called a distributed project, as well as international or virtual projects Involving team members in many locations
Theoretical Framework• Different challenges in international/distributed projects. Number of locations Different organizations Countries Culture Times Zones Language Barrier Technology
Theoretical Framework• The Global PM framework addresses the common challenges of the international, distributed and virtual projects being committed to global projects.• This category can be defined as a grouping of virtual and international projects, which include people from different organizations working in different countries across the world.
Statement of the Problem• Communication is important for a project team, they must agree on the problem The confusion or problem can cause uncertainty and personnel will be unsure of the purpose• All projects will have issues or problems that must overcome in order to produce the final product.• Several strategies will be required to be used for the solution
Purpose of the Study• The purpose of this study is understanding what project managers do to work together when it comes to a global project.• The tools that are in place for virtualization of these projects.• Making the project managers indispensable for business results
Research design• This study would be a quasi-experimental design because with the research design the researcher will be able to target different group in different organizations.• The experimental design will allow the researcher to test different types of tools in the global region to view where the issue or problem comes into step in the project.
Data Collection• The data will be collected will be based on various project managers based on the type of project• An electronic survey will be send out due to the capability and flexibility based on the times zones.• There will be several virtual based forums to be able to complied the information needed for the data.
Hypothesis and the Results• Projects going through an organized evaluation and management process and connected decision- making steps would perform better than projects that do not. Develop and deploy a questionnaire and interview guide Conduct a series of workshops with the representative of the organization Based on the input, develop an international project risk tool that would target the project management staff that would identify economic, cultural, experience and technical area.
References• Binder, J. (2007) Global Project Management: Communication, Collaboration and Management Across Borders (Gower, UK)• Staples, D. S., Wong, I. K., Cameron, A. F. (2004) ‘Best practices for virtual team effectiveness’ in Pauleen D. J. (Ed) Virtual teams: Projects, protocols and processes (Idea Group Publishing, London, UK)• Clark, P.A. (1972) ‘Action Research & Organizational Change’ (Harper & Row, London, UK)