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The Virtual Team Maturity Model

Author : Ralf Friedrich
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Ralf Friedrich developed an academically validated and process-oriented maturity model with emphasis on special needs of virtual teams. He provides criteria and indicators of performance for virtual teams and combines different approaches of maturity models into an overall framework to measure and develop virtual team performance.This book describes the development and validation of the Virtual Team Maturity Model (VTMM®) consisting of 11 processes for virtual team collaboration, defined by inputs, methods, outputs and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) assigned to four maturity levels. The model supports an algorithm for calculating the maturity level of the team based on a set of questionnaires.

The Virtual Team Maturity Model

Author : Ralf Friedrich
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Ralf Friedrich developed an academically validated and process-oriented maturity model with emphasis on special needs of virtual teams. He provides criteria and indicators of performance for virtual teams and combines different approaches of maturity models into an overall framework to measure and develop virtual team performance.This book describes the development and validation of the Virtual Team Maturity Model (VTMM®) consisting of 11 processes for virtual team collaboration, defined by inputs, methods, outputs and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) assigned to four maturity levels. The model supports an algorithm for calculating the maturity level of the team based on a set of questionnaires.

Achieving Project Management Success Using Virtual Teams

Author : Parviz F. Rad
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Corporate location is no longer a constraint when pursuing business opportunities in support of strategic goals. Achieving Project Management Success Using Virtual Teams presents success factors for a virtual project team and illustrates an approach for assessing the performance of the team. It contains evaluation tools for team members, describing how best to manage and motivate different people on virtual team assignments to achieve optimal results.

Remote Control A Practitioner s Guide to Managing Virtual Teams

Author : Stephen Troutmau
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Virtuality and Virtualization

Author : Kevin Crowston
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This book begins with consideration of possible frameworks for understanding virtuality and virtualization. It includes papers that consider ways of analyzing virtual work in terms of work processes. It examines group processes within virtual teams, focusing in particular on leadership and group identity, as well as the role of knowledge in virtual settings and other implications of the role of fiction in structuring virtuality.

Developing Organizational Maturity for Effective Project Management

Author : Silvius, Gilbert
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Despite criticism for their serious shortcomings, maturity models are widely used within organizations. The appropriate applications of these models can lead to organizational and corporate success. Developing Organizational Maturity for Effective Project Management is a critical scholarly publication that explores the successes and failures of maturity models and how they can be applied competently to leadership within corporations. Featuring coverage on a wide array of topics such as project management maturity, agile maturity, and organizational performance, this publication is geared toward professionals, managers, and students seeking current research on the application of maturity models to corporate success.

Moving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy

Author : J. Cha
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The theory of concurrent engineering is based on the concept that the different phases of a product lifecycle should be conducted concurrently and initiated as early as possible within the product creation process. Concurrent engineering is important in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, consumer goods and environmental engineering, as well as in the development of new services and service support. This book presents the proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, held at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in September 2014. It is the first volume of a new book series: 'Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering'. The title of the CE2014 conference is: 'Moving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy', which reflects the variety of processes and methods which influence modern product creation. After an initial first section presenting the keynote papers, the remainder of the book is divided into 11 further sections with peer-reviewed papers: product lifecycle management (PLM); knowledge-based engineering (KBE); cloud approaches; 3-D printing applications; design methods; educational methods and achievements; simulation of complex systems; systems engineering; services as innovation and science; sustainability; and recent research on open innovation in concurrent engineering. The book will be of interest to CE researchers, practitioners from industry and public bodies, and educators alike.

Knowledge Discovery Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

Author : Ana Fred
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering, and Knowledge Management, IC3K 2011, held in Paris, France, in October 2011. This book includes revised and extended versions of a strict selection of the best papers presented at the conference; 39 revised full papers together with one invited lecture were carefully reviewed and selected from 429 submissions. According to the three covered conferences KDIR 2011, KEOD 2011, and KMIS 2011, the papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge discovery and information retrieval, knowledge engineering and ontology development, and on knowledge management and information sharing.

Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces

Author : Graham, Christian
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Leadership and the traditional concept of what makes an effective leader is being challenged in the 21st century. Today, many teams are dispersed across time, geography, and cultures and coordinating those team using traditional concepts of leadership and management has been challenging. Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces provides insights into the relationship between leadership and information systems development within online environments as well as strategies for effectively managing virtual teams. Focusing on opportunities as well as challenges associated with e-collaboration and managing remote workers, this peer-reviewed collection of research is designed for use by business professionals, scholars, and researchers in the fields of information science and technology, business and management, sociology, and computer science.

Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations

Author : Eduardo Salas
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Praise for Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations "Few questions are more vital and important than teamwork, in an increasingly interdependent and connected world. This volume is a unique and essential reference for managers, scholars and anyone interested in enhancing team performance. The combination of vivid real-world examples with thoughtful evidence-based frameworks will make a lasting contribution to the study and practice of team-based management." —John Boudreau, Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business "Excellent practice insights from leading practitioners and academics. A valuable contribution to our knowledge concerning how to create and manage teams." —Ed Lawler, Director of Center for Effective Organizations

Methods of IT Project Management

Author : Jeffrey L. Brewer
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Methods of IT Project Management (Third Edition) is built around the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and covers best practices unique to the IT field. It is designed for use in graduate, advanced undergraduate, and professional IT project management courses to prepare students for success in the IT field, and to prepare them to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam given by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading certification in the field of project management. Unlike other project management texts, Methods of IT Project Management follows the IT project life cycle, from overview and initiation to execution, control, and closing. An enterprise-scale IT project (macro-case study) runs through the entire text. Each section presents mini-cases based on the larger case and focuses on new concepts presented in each section. Readers gain practical knowledge of IT project management workflows, at scale, while building technical knowledge and skills required to pass the PMP. Mini-case studies encourage deep retention, prompt rich in-class discussion, and challenge more advanced students and professionals alike. Unique skills covered can be put directly into practice. An appendix presents practice study questions and advice on preparing for and passing the PMP exam. The revised third edition includes expanded coverage of agile system development methodologies, leadership and negotiation skills, and process maturity models.

Project Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
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Organizations of all types are consistently working on new initiatives, product lines, or implementation of new workflows as a way to remain competitive in the modern business environment. No matter the type of project at hand, employing the best methods for effective execution and timely completion of the task at hand is essential to project success. Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents the latest research and practical solutions for managing every stage of the project lifecycle. Emphasizing emerging concepts, real-world examples, and authoritative research on managing project workflows and measuring project success in both private and public sectors, this multi-volume reference work is a critical addition to academic, government, and corporate libraries. It is designed for use by project coordinators and managers, business executives, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in putting research-based solutions into practice for effective project management.

Trust in Virtual Teams

Author : Thomas P. Wise
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As projects become more complex and the project teams are more geographically and culturally dispersed, so strong, trusting relationships come to the fore. Trust provides the security that enables project teams to work together effectively, even when they face project-threatening problems and challenges. Because today’s team members work virtually as much by choice as by geographic necessity, business leaders must understand how team relationships such as trust, cross-divisional projects, and how offshore team participation are all positively motivated by a solid quality assurance program. Offering real world solutions, Trust in Virtual Teams provides a clear view of how virtual projects can succeed, and how quality assurance compliments and promotes effective organizational design and project management to build solid trust relationships. Dr Wise combines the latest research in virtual team trust with simple and proven quality methods. He builds upon more than 20 years of experience in quality and project work to guide team managers in creating high performing project teams. Our understanding of the role human factors play in project performance and project resilience continues to grow. As it does, so does our need to address the behaviors and culture that enable good performance. Tom Wise’s book is a thoughtful and pragmatic guide to help project teams and managers do just that.

Corporate Collaboration 2 0 Maturity Model

Author : Stefanie Jansz
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Organizations are increasingly facing challenges with respect to the sustained globalization (e.g., supporting global virtual teams), the rising information flood (e.g., caused by the Web 2.0 possibility that everyone can contribute content), and the demanding new generation of employees, the so-called net generation. Web 2.0 has suddenly had - not intentionally - success in areas where traditional knowledge management (KM) fought for years (e.g., responsiveness/participation, knowledge capturing and sharing, collective intelligence, willingness to share, or a helpful attitude). Organizations have witnessed the hype about Web 2.0 and social software (such as wikis, weblogs, social networks, etc.) with both confidence and skepticism. However, it has been shown that organizations applying Web 2.0 (subsumed under the term enterprise 2.0) report benefits such as increased productivity and team performance, reduced e-mail traffic, and increased speed to access knowledge and experts. Consequently, many organizations attempted to realize enterprise 2.0 benefits by implementing enterprise social software (ESS) - but failed to consider the needed organizational transformation that is triggered by the technological innovation of ESS. With regard to design science research (DSR), this study adopts the capability maturity model for integration (CMMI) approach and develops a maturity model that supports organizations to mature in the long-term process of Web 2.0 adoption; this is achieved by cutting down the organizational transformation process into smaller pieces that are easier to manage and control (like a roadmap). In doing so, this study draws on literature of maturity models and success factors relating to collaboration 2.0 as well as on the results of eight case studies of MS SharePoint introduction projects (created from interviews with 46 German-speaking practitioners). In order to fit different organizations, the maturity model is.

New Work Transformational and Virtual Leadership

Author : Marc Helmold
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The increasing globalization, the battle for talents, and global trends are changing the work patterns in organisations around the globe. Enterprises are working across country and cultural borders alongside complex supply and demand networks. Global incidents such as the financial crisis in 2008 and the recent COVID-19 pandemic have forced global organizations to find innovative ways to continue to connect globally and maintain a competitive advantage. Therefore, innovative enterprises have established global and virtual organisations including members of the value chain on supply and demand side. This book outlines these new work and leadership styles, and agile organisations, which are necessary to work virtually and globally. It provides case studies and experiences from different global organizations in different industries and sectors with a focus on value-adding processes and services.

Collaborative Software Engineering

Author : Ivan Mistrík
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Collaboration among individuals – from users to developers – is central to modern software engineering. It takes many forms: joint activity to solve common problems, negotiation to resolve conflicts, creation of shared definitions, and both social and technical perspectives impacting all software development activity. The difficulties of collaboration are also well documented. The grand challenge is not only to ensure that developers in a team deliver effectively as individuals, but that the whole team delivers more than just the sum of its parts. The editors of this book have assembled an impressive selection of authors, who have contributed to an authoritative body of work tackling a wide range of issues in the field of collaborative software engineering. The resulting volume is divided into four parts, preceded by a general editorial chapter providing a more detailed review of the domain of collaborative software engineering. Part 1 is on "Characterizing Collaborative Software Engineering", Part 2 examines various "Tools and Techniques", Part 3 addresses organizational issues, and finally Part 4 contains four examples of "Emerging Issues in Collaborative Software Engineering". As a result, this book delivers a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview and empirical results for researchers in academia and industry in areas like software process management, empirical software engineering, and global software development. Practitioners working in this area will also appreciate the detailed descriptions and reports which can often be used as guidelines to improve their daily work.

Using the Project Management Maturity Model

Author : Harold Kerzner
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The industry validated Project Management Maturity Model developed by Dr. Harold Kerzner—updated and expanded Using the Project Management Maturity Model offers assessment tools for organizations of all sizes to evaluate their progress in effectively integrating project management along the maturity curve. This Third Edition includes maturity metrics, examples of Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM) reports, a new chapter on the characteristics of effective PMMM, assessment questions that align with the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition, all-new illustrations that define advanced levels of maturity, assessment tools for organizations using traditional PM methods, and detailed guidance for organizations using Agile and Scrum. Using the Project Management Maturity Model: Strategic Planning for Project Management, Third Edition is broken down into three major parts. The first part discusses the principles of strategic planning and how it relates to project management, the definition of project management maturity, and the need for customization. The second part details the Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM), which provides organizations with general guidance on how to perform strategic planning for project management. The third part of the book looks at some relatively new concepts in project management such as how assessments can be made to measure the firm’s growth using PM 2.0 and PM 3.0. Features customizable maturity model assessment tools for organizations of all sizes Includes assessment questions updated to line up with PMBOK® Guide—6th Edition Offers detailed guidance on applying the maturity model for Agile and Scrum Includes PowerPoint decks to aid in teaching the maturity model Using the Project Management Maturity Model: Strategic Planning for Project Management, Third Edition is an ideal book for senior level and middle level corporate managers, project and team managers, engineers, project team members, and business consultants. It also benefits both business and engineering students in courses on advanced project management.

Project Management for Business Professionals

Author : Joan Knutson
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No longer restricted to the engineering industry, project management has at long last crossed over to mainstream business. Project Management for Business Professionals is the definitive reference on the essentials of contemporary project management. Featured here are some of the foremost practitioners and researchers from academia, consulting, and private industry, sharing their various areas of project management expertise and providing a wide range of perspectives on everything from risk management to resource planning to ethics management. Focusing on both the technical and human sides of the field, this unique resource follows the main points of the "project management body of knowledge"-the certification standard of the Project Management Institute. The experts address the procedures and processes for planning and managing projects and explore project team/group dynamics, examining the interpersonal relations and the political and organizational considerations that can impact a project.

Leading Virtual Project Teams

Author : Margaret R. Lee
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In a 1945 speech, Winston Churchill stated, "We are shaping the world faster than we can change ourselves, and we are applying to the present the habits of the past." Was Churchill predicting the future of project management? Have we changed how we communicate and lead projects? Have leadership and management theories and models evolved to keep pace with today’s business environment? Leading Virtual Project Teams: Adapting Leadership Theories and Communications Techniques to 21st Century Organizations addresses the challenges the virtual project management environment poses to traditional methods of leadership and communication. It introduces new approaches for adapting existing leadership theories to e-leadership as well as progressive tools and techniques to improve virtual project communications. The book begins by examining the factors affecting the movement from traditional work environments to virtual organizations. It considers the challenges of leading multicultural, global organizations and reviews what e-leadership means. Illustrating the application of both traditional and new leadership models and theories to virtual project management, the book includes best practices for: Managing and motivating the multicultural team Communicating in a distributed work environment Avoiding social isolation Cyber-bullying in the virtual environment and e-ethics Cultural management issues Explaining how traditional leadership theories and models can be applied to contemporary projects, the book details methods virtual project managers can use to enhance virtual communications. The final chapter describes the e-leadership skills and competencies project managers will need to ensure sustainable success in today’s competitive business environment. This book provides the virtual project manager with the tools and techniques to improve e-leadership and communications. Complete with case studies that illustrate real-world applications to the virtual challenges presented in each chapter, the book is a suitable text for educational institutions looking to increase understanding of project management leadership and communications outside the traditional project environment.

Mastering Virtual Teams

Author : Deborah L. Duarte
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This third edition of the best-selling resource Mastering Virtual Teams offers a toolkit for leaders and members of virtual teams. The revised and expanded edition includes a CD-ROM with useful resources that allow virtual teams to access and use the book's checklists, assessments, and other practical tools quickly and easily. Deborah L. Durate and Nancy Tennant Snyder include updated guidelines, strategies, and best practices for working effectively with virtual teams across time and distance to see a project through. The useful tools, exercises, and real-life examples show how anyone can master the unique dynamics of virtual team participation in an environment where the old rules no longer apply.