Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

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A regular podcast discussing all aspects of virtual teams, project management and complex project management, from what a virtual team is through to how to manage personnel, understand cross cultural issues and avoid burnout and dysfunction within a virtual team environment

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A regular podcast discussing the best ways of building and leading high performing global and local Virtual Teams
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-06-02 04:34
last episode published
2018-04-24 07:17
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14.72 days
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Number of Episodes
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24.04.2018

Electronic Support Upgrade for Anzac Frigate case study with Betsy Clark

This podcast is the second of a two part interview with Betsy Clark, President of Software Metrics. In the interview we discussed a case study Betsy contributed to the recently published book 'Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering'. Th...
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14.11.2017

System Engineering and Program Management F/A 18E/F case study with Betsy Clark

This podcast is the first part of an interview with Betsy Clark, President of Software Metrics. In the interview we discussed the recently published book 'Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering'. The book is a joint effort between PMI a...
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17.10.2017

Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering with Stephen Townsend of PMI

This podcast is a special interview with Stephen Townsend, Director of Network Programs at the Project Management Institute (PMI). In the interview we discussed the recently published book 'Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering'. The ...
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26.09.2017

Method and Scope Complexity in Virtual Team Projects

Understanding the impact of method and scope complexity on a project is an increasingly important requirement. Projects are getting bigger and the interfaces continue to grow. In this environment, understanding how mature the definition of the project ...
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22.08.2017

Goal Complexity in Project Environments

Goal complexity in project environments includes issues such as the clarity of project objectives, any bias the project may have toward particular outcomes and solutions, how mature the decision making policy is and the overall understanding of any req...
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8.08.2017

Social Complexity in Project Virtual Teams

In part II of the short series looking at different contributors to complexity in projects and how it impacts and is impacted by virtual teams considers the social interaction and social complexity aspect, including the impact of communications, respec...
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24.07.2017

Responding to Organisational Complexity Training Course

I am really happy to announce that from November this year Ulfire will be delivering the Responding to Organisational Complexity course developed by ICCPM on their behalf in Western Australia and eventually also in the Northern Territory. The course is...
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6.06.2017

Structural complexity and project virtual teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

As part of the short series looking at complexity in project virtual teams we are looking at structural complexity, how it is defined, what makes a project structurally complex and how that structural complexity contributes to or is influenced by havin...
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6.06.2017

Structural complexity and project virtual teams

As part of the short series looking at complexity in project virtual teams we are looking at structural complexity, how it is defined, what makes a project structurally complex and how that structural complexity contributes to or is influenced by havin...
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25.04.2017

Interview with Deb Hein of ICCPM - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

This post is for a podcast interview with Deb Hein the CEO of the International Centre of Complex Project Management (ICCPM) where we discuss the current state of complexity in projects.The postInterview with Deb Hein of ICCPM appeared first onUlfire.
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11.04.2017

Introduction to the use of Virtual Teams in Complex Projects - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Complex projects seem to be appearing everywhere, or at least everyone seems to think they are. This is an introductory article to the role virtual teams play in complex projects, it sets out some of the challenges in differentiating between truly comp...
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21.03.2017

Project Communications Complications - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Projects are becoming increasingly complicated, they have more stakeholders, they are bigger and they are generally getting harder to complete. Lost in all the growth and complication is the need to address the increasing communications complications, ...
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7.03.2017

The Power Of Thank You and Showing Gratitude - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Showing gratitude to your staff and colleagues through a simple, quick email reply with a thanks or a thank you can mean the difference between a grateful and engaged workforce and one that feels they are only there to serve your every need. Taking a f...
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21.02.2017

The Good and Bad of International Project Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Understanding why your project is adopting an international execution strategy is an important step in planning your project. There are a number of reasons modern project may or may not go international, they will all have a large influence on the way ...
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7.02.2017

Engineering Project Skills For The Future - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Technology and costs are rapidly changing the way future projects will be approached. Those running these new projects will need new skills and techniques to be successful. It will no longer be a case of being able to simply being able to deliver techn...
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24.01.2017

Developing International Project Communicators - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Training and developing personnel to take on the key roles of leading international interfaces in virtual team projects is an ongoing task for most businesses who operate in the space. This article considers some of the reasons the development of perso...
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10.01.2017

Surviving at the Deep End on International Projects - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

All too often organisations send personnel off on international project assignments with little to no support. They receive a visa, a plane ticket and a contract and that's about it, the organisation then trusts to luck and the employee's skill that th...
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3.01.2017

Motivations To Succeed In International Teams Communication - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Securing personnel for international or intercultural assignments and postings can be a difficult task. It is generally easier to find candidates with the right technical skills than the right cultural and motivational ones, yet, getting the motivation...
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30.12.2016

Who Are Our Leadership Role Models - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Finding real, genuine leadership role models in the crowded and highly distorted modern world is a major challenge for aspiring leaders. All too often they are left choosing between a media creation on a TV show or in a movie, a politician or a sportin...
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27.12.2016

Understanding Your International Project Partners - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Building a successful international project team relationship requires a broad span of abilities, these range from whatever the technical needs of the role are to many interpersonal and cross cultural abilities. This article discusses some of the ways ...
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12.07.2016

Selecting Personnel For Expat Roles - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Selecting personnel for an expat assignment is a critical activity that can have major impacts on the overall outcome of a project. Pick and send the right people and you will have a solid and productive team who will take care of each other and delive...
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28.06.2016

Making First Contact In International Projects - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

This article looks at some of the challenges faced when setting up a new virtual team in establishing and building contact between the locations and the personnel. This first contact can be challenging from a cultural and organisational perspective, wi...
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21.06.2016

Training Budgets For Virtual Team Communications - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Achieving value from your training budget investment is an ongoing challenge for many projects and businesses, securing the budget is sometimes the easy part, with demands from all corners on its use. This article however argues that at least a portion...
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14.06.2016

Language Problems In Teleconferences - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Something as simple as the complexity of language used in teleconferences in virtual teams, particularly those involving personnel for whom English is a second or third language, can lead to confusion and a sense of exclusion. This article argues for t...
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7.06.2016

Virtual Team Communications Across Time Zones - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Understanding how to plan and manage communications across timezones is fundamental to building a stable and reliable virtual team communications plan. As the number of timezones between locations increases, projects find themselves stretching their co...
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31.05.2016

Communications Equality In Projects - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Embedding communications equality in your projects and businesses is particularly important in virtual team environments. Having a conscious and considered approach to maintaining equality in communications will mean your personnel regardless of their ...
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24.05.2016

Communication Silos In Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Communication Silos occur in virtually every organisation and project, personnel get so engrossed in their day to day work they forget to share news and information with those outside of their immediate circle. In virtual teams, communication silos can...
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17.05.2016

Impact Of Outsourcing On Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Outsourcing has become synonymous with virtual teams for many. As the impact of globalisation and the advance of technology has meant that jobs and workflows are continually changing, relationships are needing to evolve and personnel must adjust to the...
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10.05.2016

Planning For Project Communication Disruptions - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Communications is such an important part of business life it is largely taken for granted, but as teams are becoming increasingly distributed, planning for the eventuality that at some stage in your project communications will become disrupted is an im...
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3.05.2016

International Project Video Meetings - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Getting the best from video meetings requires both the right technology and the right processes and mindset. Deciding how and where to deploy video conference and video meeting technology then ensuring your personnel approach the meetings with the righ...
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26.04.2016

Managing Marginalisation In Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Recognising and managing the effects of marginalisation in a virtual team environment is one of the major responsibilities of the leadership of the team, all team members are at risk of marginalisation at some stage but particularly those in small and ...
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19.04.2016

Strategic Alignment Of Virtual Team Goals - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Undertaking a comprehensive strategic alignment session at the start of a virtual team project is essential to ensure all parties have a common set of goals and understandings before the project starts. This article considers some of the reasons and be...
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12.04.2016

Language And Colloquialisms In Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

The use of colloquialisms and specialist technical language can be a great way to short hand conversations in a group with a common technical, regional or cultural background, but, when you start to work with others from different backgrounds or in dif...
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5.04.2016

Value Of Face To Face Meetings In Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Face to face meetings are key to relationship building and the development of trust in virtual teams. They can be expensive upfront but properly managed and structured should reap rewards many times the value of any costs incurred. This article conside...
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29.03.2016

Why You Need Great Communication Skills - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Great communication skills are essential for virtually every role these days, gone are the days when someone could have a successful career without being able to communicate well with others. As we move into a more networked and virtual society, those ...
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22.03.2016

Adapting To New Cultures - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Adapting to new cultures as part of a corporate move or expat placement can be a challenging experience for many if not all people involved. In this article we consider some of the specifics of a relocation and how different individuals may or may not ...
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15.03.2016

The Value Of Communications Coaching To Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Recognising the value of coaching in a modern workplace can deliver great benefits in terms of personal development and improved corporate and project outcomes. This article considers the benefits of communications coaching for leaders of virtual teams...
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8.03.2016

Communicating With Peers In Project Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

For every member of every project team, communicating with your peers is a day to day occurrence, yet many struggle with the demands to communicate well, particularly with those they can't see, the members of virtual teams. This article offers some ass...
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1.03.2016

Communicating Down In Project Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Learning how to communicate down to your team members is a skill all project managers and leaders need to learn. Regardless of the context of your team, you need to be able to deliver timely, useful and contextually appropriate updates to keep your tea...
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23.02.2016

Communicating Up In Project Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Learning to communicate up in a project team, particularly a virtual team, is a skill every team member will need at some stage in their career. Understanding the needs and expectations of your managers from both an administrative and a cultural sense ...
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16.02.2016

Developing International Skills In Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Organisations have many different mechanisms available to them to assist their personnel in developing the skills required to survive and throve in international assignments. This article explores some of the options and outlines how they can be both a...
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9.02.2016

Developing A Personal Expat Support Network - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

This article discusses how you can build your own support network when you find yourself on a virtual team expat assignment with no formal company support in place. Building a strong personal support network allows you to thrive in your new location ra...
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2.02.2016

How Companies Develop International Communication Skills - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Determining the appropriate level of training and support for your personnel before sending them off for an international assignment can mean the decision between a full training program and little to no training at all. In the first of a group of arti...
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26.01.2016

Going Native On Overseas Assignments - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

For many who spend large periods of time on overseas assignments the risks and opportunities of going native need to be carefully understood. There are many positives with the phenomena such as a greater level of connection to the host country and cult...
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19.01.2016

Impostor Syndrome And What It Means For You - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Understanding how impostor syndrome may impact you or your colleagues and how it may be holding back your business is an important way to be able to get the most from yourself and your company. This article aims to begin to describe how impostor syndro...
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12.01.2016

Is A Virtual Team Right For My Project? - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Determining whether a virtual team approach is right for your business, your project and your personnel is a critical decision that must be carefully considered. This article discusses some of the issues associated with making this decision and offers ...
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5.01.2016

How Virtual Reality Could Transform Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

As virtual reality technology becomes more accessible and, the software and server power needed to bring it into more of a mainstream business environment, its worth considering who virtual reality technology could impact virtual teams communication.Th...
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22.12.2015

Little People Not Big Data Make Teams Effective - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

In this article we consider the meaning of big data and how it may impact on virtual teams and those who work within them. Big data is such a fashionable term, yet many still don't really have a grasp on why it is one how it may change their lives.The ...
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15.12.2015

Trust, Respect And Fear: Emotions Of Getting Things Done - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Trust, respect and fear are the three emotions that most impact the ability of a business or a project to be effective. Sadly, fear is always going to play a part somewhere along the way, but trust and respect must be strong and present in all relation...
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8.12.2015

Social Media Use In Virtual Teams - Virtual Team Dynamics - The Ulfire Podcast

Businesses everywhere are struggling with whether to try to control the ways in which their personnel use social media in connection with their working lives. Some businesses are embracing the possibilities of using social media to support stronger and...
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