Course provided by Open Learning

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Many projects are now ‘virtual’, i.e. some or all of the team are located remotely and may be working in different time zones. The project manager needs all the traditional soft skills, and more. This free course, Managing virtual project teams, looks at knowledge and techniques which underpin team selection and then consider the additional expertise needed to manage teams in a virtual environment.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • consider the types of skills needed within a project team and the implications for writing a person specification
  • be aware of social and task behaviours that can support an effective team
  • understand a responsibility assignment matrix
  • identify the difference in awareness between team members in a collocated team and between team members in a virtual team
  • be aware of the approaches and techniques needed for a virtual team to be successful.