Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/12964
What are the success factors for project leaders in virtual teams?
Technology moves fast in today´s world. For virtual project leaders it is important to keep up with knowledge and technology to use it to their advantage in moving forward. A project leader already faces great challenges in keeping his team´s performance at the highest level, meeting deadlines and staying within scope and budget. This challenge is further magnified when members do not meet face to face. This paper addresses such challenges using interviews with experts who identified some important success factors for project leaders stepping into virtual teams. The greatest challenge for project leaders of virtual teams is to create group dynamics and keep communications effective. The biggest issue in virtual teams is often the trust factor, something that must be tackled right away. One of the success solutions for virtual teams is to meet face to face during the project. Another interesting points emerging from the interview is that for virtual projects to be successful they need mature organizations to back them up.