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2nd Edition

Leading Virtual Project Teams
Adapting Leadership Theories and Communications Techniques to 21st Century Organizations

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ISBN 9780367635954
April 6, 2021 Forthcoming by Auerbach Publications
224 Pages

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Book Description

The second decade of the 21st century brought unprecedented challenges to traditional work places forcing the advance of working from home (telework). Individuals with little or no background in leadership, project management or virtual team management were suddenly placed into the environment of virtual work due to the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The book provides project management checklists and templates, and includes business cases, best practices, tools and techniques for virtual project management communications. The second edition features the latest meeting technology, using inclusive language, managing virtual relationships, and the work-at-home environment.

Table of Contents

Overview. e-Leadership for Projects. Enhancing Virtual Project Communications. Cultural Communication Issues and Effective e-Leadership. Virtual Project Leadership Competencies.

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Margaret R. Lee, PhD, PMP®, has a doctorate in organization and management/project management from Capella University and is principal for LEE Consultants. Lee’s consulting practice assists educational facilities in strategically planning virtual project management and e-leadership development curricula and also provides basic project management training and consultation for small businesses to international corporations.

LEE Consultants is a Registered Education Provider (REP) for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Lee’s professional experience includes corporate trainer, instructional designer, and project manager. She currently teaches at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, and Benedictine University in Springfield, Illinois. She also teaches online for Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Northwestern Ohio and is a frequent guest presenter at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Fluno Center for Executive Education and for Project Management Institute chapters throughout the United States.

Lee is a referee for the International Journal of Project Management, is on the editorial review board for the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, and was a reviewer for the 2012 PMI’s Research & Education Conference. An active member of the PMI Central Illinois chapter, she is a facilitator for their Springfield, Illinois, division’s PMP Exam Review Course Certification Training. Her recent presentations include "Using Discussion Forum Rubrics as a Teaching Strategy to Enhance Collaborative Learning in Online Courses" at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (ACCE) World Conference on Educational Media and Technology; "Stakeholder Management" for the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business Fluno Center for Executive Education; and "Moving beyond the Ordinary Project Management Curriculum at the Graduate Level" as a panel symposium member at the PMI’s Research and Education Conference.

Lee’s articles can be found in the Journal of Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Special Issue: Project Management Education in the Online World; Roadmap—Project Portfolio Management in Project Management Consulting Journeys, Destinations, and the Best Paths to Take; Training and Management Development Methods; International Journal of Project Management; and International Journal of Aging and Development: A Journal of Psychosocial Gerontology. She has published chapters in the following texts: Project Management; Public Leadership; and Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Digital Economy, Volume II.

The Project Management Professional® (PMP®) designation is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.