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Providing a Model for Virtual Project Management with an Emphasis on IT Projects

Providing a Model for Virtual Project Management with an Emphasis on IT Projects
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Author(s): Hamed Nozari (Islamic Azad University, Iran), Seyed Esmaeil Najafi (Islamic Azad University, Iran), Meisam Jafari-Eskandari (Payam Noor University, Iran) and Alireza Aliahmadi (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 21
Source title: Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0196-1.ch023

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Abstract

With globalization of economy and increase of global competition to acquire rare resources, the organizations have moved towards geographical distribution to achieve competitive advantage. Users and project teams at various places within various countries with different national and local cultures throughout the world work on projects at the environment concerning geographical distribution. On the other hand, with increase of advancements in communication, the distributed project teams have been witnessed with more expansion, known with “virtual teams”. When members of virtual project team from various organizations and time zones attend in the projects, they will be more likely affiliated to electronic media such as email. With regard to virtualization of IT projects, the present study aims to develop a model for virtual project management with an emphasis on information technology projects, including several elements in geographically distributed environments. The final model of virtual project management of information technology projects was represented.

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