Managing Projects<br />Across Borders<br />Jeffrey Hurley<br />December 2010<br />
Or…How do I reliably deliver in 4 different Regions while working with teams in 7 different Countries?<br />
Managing a global project requires more than managing time differences<br />
It is about managing four Obstacles to Great Global Project Management<br />
First: Communication<br />
How do you feel when information isn’t being shared?<br />
Reach<br />Frequency<br />
Second: Scope & Procurement<br />
Scope:<br />I want a Rocket Ship<br />But…we are an investment bank<br />
Getting resources allocated in the appropriate locations to maximize cost and delivery<br />
Third: Direction<br />
Managing scope and expectations for each region<br />
What do team members do when the requirement doesn’t work in reality<br />
Fourth: Sponsorship<br />
Do you have Senior Level Business Sponsorship in each Region<br />
Project Managers use implied authority<br />
Are you Using Your Tools<br />Instant Messenger<br />Email<br />Video on your phone<br />SharePoint<br />Phone Calls/Confe...
If you are going to make a commitment<br />Be prepared to deliver on that promise…<br />
Thank you for sharing your photos<br />Obstacles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniecatblue/3913830513/<br />Man working o...
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Having managed multiple global teams both in Asia, Europe, and the US I was asked to share some of my experiences on how to successfully deliver large scale projects across boarders.

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  1. 1. Managing Projects<br />Across Borders<br />Jeffrey Hurley<br />December 2010<br />
  2. 2. Or…How do I reliably deliver in 4 different Regions while working with teams in 7 different Countries?<br />
  3. 3. Managing a global project requires more than managing time differences<br />
  4. 4. It is about managing four Obstacles to Great Global Project Management<br />
  5. 5. First: Communication<br />
  6. 6. How do you feel when information isn’t being shared?<br />
  7. 7. Reach<br />Frequency<br />
  8. 8. Second: Scope & Procurement<br />
  9. 9. Scope:<br />I want a Rocket Ship<br />But…we are an investment bank<br />
  10. 10. Getting resources allocated in the appropriate locations to maximize cost and delivery<br />
  11. 11. Third: Direction<br />
  12. 12. Managing scope and expectations for each region<br />
  13. 13. What do team members do when the requirement doesn’t work in reality<br />
  14. 14. Fourth: Sponsorship<br />
  15. 15. Do you have Senior Level Business Sponsorship in each Region<br />
  16. 16. Project Managers use implied authority<br />
  17. 17. Are you Using Your Tools<br />Instant Messenger<br />Email<br />Video on your phone<br />SharePoint<br />Phone Calls/Conference Calls<br />Voicemail<br />Then PowerPoint/Excel/Project/PPM<br />
  18. 18. If you are going to make a commitment<br />Be prepared to deliver on that promise…<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. Thank you for sharing your photos<br />Obstacles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniecatblue/3913830513/<br />Man working on laptops: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitamindave/4286976814/sizes/o/<br />American Business Man: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3008272601/sizes/o/<br />Businessman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rappaportcenter/3904543371/sizes/l/<br />MBA Team: http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/3072828574/sizes/o/<br />Persian businesswoman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamed/417936161/sizes/o/<br />No food in the labs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danlindvall/4421247663/sizes/l/<br />Telephone: http://www.flickr.com/photos/locutis/137619712/<br />Rocket ship: http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/3879185637/sizes/o/<br />Gorilla Meditating: http://www.flickr.com/photos/karamell/5020495143/sizes/l/<br />Signal fires: http://www.flickr.com/photos/snigl3t/918570299/sizes/o/<br />Indian businessman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/legends2k/4134571327/sizes/o/<br />Frustration: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14511253@N04/4411497087/sizes/o/<br />Japanese business: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomergabel/3348611751/sizes/o/<br />Mushrooms: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djimison/211997624/<br />Reach: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30235101@N06/3344044448/<br />Shopping Carts: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89544908@N00/238070241/<br />Crossroads: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksmallwoodcommunications/4311667717/<br />Clock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/indraw/4857101224/<br />Naoto Kan: http://www.flickr.com/photos/foreignoffice/4795820403/<br />David Cameron: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bisgovuk/4604069856/<br />President Obama: http://www.flickr.com/photos/823photo/3327476462/<br />Donald Tsang: http://www.flickr.com/photos/speakerpelosi/3576180796/<br />
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