What is Virtual Project Management?
Virtual project management is the process by which one manages projects via remote or virtual teams. When teams are distributed across different time zones, they still need to get assigned tasks and that work must be monitored and tracked to make sure it stays on schedule. As more teams work from home, virtual project management has become more defined.
While the basics remain the same, such as the life cycle of the project and the various disciplines that go into controlling every aspect of a project, there is a difference. And it’s a big one. Those teams being managed are not in one place but scattered across the four corners of the world. Not having physical contact with one’s team creates new obstacles that project managers must overcome.
Forming a remote corporate environment for virtual project management allows for a diversity of talents and skills which help bring growth and success to a company. More companies, especially small ones, are opening their doors to the idea of getting team members from different parts of the county, region, country, or world. If employers can manage to lead, delegate tasks, conduct meetings and supervise the people wherever they might be, virtual project management is the future.