Keeping virtual team members engaged once the team has formed also makes demands on a team leader that are more time-consuming, and often less comfortable, than when the team is working face-to-face. Getting things done in today’s workplace takes tools, skills, and strategies that work across space and time.
|Duration:||Classroom - 2 Days|
|Why Take This Course:||
In our mobile, global world, nearly every team is virtual to some extent. Creating an effective team when collocated is challenging enough. When the team spends little or no time together in the same space and time, getting team members to identify with the team requires approaches unique to a virtual environment. Keeping virtual team members engaged once the team has formed also makes demands on a team leader that are more time-consuming, and often less comfortable, than when the team is working face-to-face. Getting things done in today’s workplace takes tools, skills, and strategies that work across space and time.
Participants in this course will develop skills and learn techniques to work effectively with teams in which team members have little or no face-to-face communication. It covers all aspects of working virtually, from recognizing types of virtual workers and teams, to working with cultural and language differences, to handling conflict. Workshops with special emphasis on facilitating and eliciting requirements will provide students with opportunities to utilize the best practices for preparing a team to work effectively in a virtual environment, as well as tactics for keeping virtual team members connected to each other and committed to the project and organizational goals.
Key objectives of the course are:
|Learn How To:||
The course will help you practically learn on the following areas:
Preparing for Virtual Teamwork
Engaging Virtual Team Members
Working with Virtual Team Members
Virtual Team Challenges
Virtual Team Development
|Format:||To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and group exercises throughout the course. Students need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant receives a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.|
|Who Should Attend:||Any one who need to work in the virtual envonment. The roles could be Project Manage, Business Analysts, Team Member, Tester, Developer, etc.|
|Prerequisites:||Experience working on projects or with team members in a virtual environment is helpful, but not necessary|