Virtual Teams Blog

Interview with Deb Hein of ICCPM

This post is for a podcast interview with Deb Hein the CEO of the International Centre of Complex Project Management (ICCPM) where we discuss the current state of complexity in projects.

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Introduction to the use of Virtual Teams in Complex Projects

Complex projects seem to be appearing everywhere, or at least everyone seems to think they are. This is an introductory article to the role virtual teams play in complex projects, it sets out some of the challenges in differentiating between truly complex project and those that are really just large or at best complicated.
This is the first of a series of articles that will dig into more of the detail of where virtual teams contribute to the complexity of many modern projects and help to establish a better understanding of where complexity sits in the world of modern project management.

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Project Communications Complications

Projects are becoming increasingly complicated, they have more stakeholders, they are bigger and they are generally getting harder to complete. Lost in all the growth and complication is the need to address the increasing communications complications, as the teams and challenges have grown so has the need to establish an understanding of their communications needs.
This article discusses some of the challenges and suggests a need for the leaders of the projects to become more inclusive and open in the tools and techniques they use and make available to their teams.

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The Power Of Thank You and Showing Gratitude

Showing gratitude to your staff and colleagues through a simple, quick email reply with a thanks or a thank you can mean the difference between a grateful and engaged workforce and one that feels they are only there to serve your every need. Taking a few second to acknowledge someone’s work is a quick, simple and meaningful way to help to keep your team motivated.

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A Plan for the Future of the Australian Energy Resources Sector

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has this last week released its sector competitiveness plan looking at the opportunities and challenges facing the Australian energy resources sector. The plan is extensive and far reaching and is well worth reading if you are involved in the sector either as an active participant or as an observer.

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