Combining over thirty years of experience working within and managing co-located and virtual project teams with his ongoing PhD research into virtual teams communications, Francis is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience.
Something which comes up quite frequently in discussions I have with colleagues, particularly those new to working in virtual teams, is whether there is a protocol for establishing contact at... read more →
Often, during the process of initiating new projects, it seems that agreed budgets come under pressure. This occurs particularly when the newly appointed project manager and client are reviewing where... read more →
One of the most readily apparent challenges facing the development of a communications plan for any international project is determining the best way for the project to communicate across time... read more →
So, here is a question for you to ponder, do you have communications equality in your project? does your project and corporate hierarchy, structure and access to communications tools and... read more →
Within communications in international projects, one often overlooked facet which can be easily addressed, requires complex and committed effort and can cause substantial damage if handled badly is the management... read more →
With natural disasters and disruptions seemingly occurring somewhere in the world every week, whether earthquake, flood, tornado or cyclone. In recognising this, I got to thinking about the way that international projects... read more →
The advent of the video conference should have marked a quantum change in the way international project coordination meetings are conducted, however, a combination of the technology initially being both... read more →