Does the idea of being a jet-setting James Bond of the PM world sound intriguing? The world of International Project Managers is an inviting one, but it's not all jets and champagne. If you're considering the world of the IPM and overseas project management, here's a crash course to help your decision. Before you charge out to update your passport, think about these realities.
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Imagine you just got assigned to an international project. Nothing could be more intriguing than the thought of working in a foreign country, eating different foods and learning different customs. Read on for help in the initiating and planning phases on international projects.
Time, space, language and culture...global project management can be a communications nightmare for a variety of reasons. As we look at the challenges faced by a developer of software intensive systems as it questioned going global, some valuable lessons are unearthed.
When you manage a team that is geographically dispersed, you will face unique challenges in communication and collaboration. In this article, we present five real-world suggestions to help you overcome those challenges.
How global are we, and how global are we likely to become? If we’re not seeing the evidence of increased globalization, does that mean that it doesn’t exist or that--once more--we’re being passed by and made redundant? And what does all of this mean for project managers who are still working hard to get their projects done? The answers are are a click away...
An absence of leadership has crippled rescue efforts. For crisis managers in all areas, this tragedy is a harsh reminder that provides some important lessons.
Companies that used to operate in only one country now operate around the world. The single-region world we used to know has become more global and will continue to become so as communications and technology bridge the gap to allow customers and companies to work together in a more efficient and profitable manner. This has added financial challenges to our projects. This article looks specifically at how we can deal with the ever-changing exchange rates to ensure that our project business cases and costs are captured correctly.
This paper describes the capital project development process used by cities in the People's Republic of China. It is a generic process used by public officials and citizens throughout this nation. The respective roles and responsibilities of public officials, development managers, project consultants, building contractors, and citizens are described in detail in this paper.
The selection of projects and effective project management assumes a critical importance in the fast recovery of a nation that has recently come out of a war or war-like situation. Describes and gives examples of projects in the immediate post-conflict phase classified as quick impact projects (QIPs) or winning heart and mind projects (WHAMs); projects in the medium-stabilization phase to take baby steps toward self reliance and inhibit the chances of re-ignition of hostilities; and long-term capacity building projects geared toward achieving long-term stability.
As more companies go global, it’s up to them to groom project leaders ready for the international scene.