Managing Virtual Teams: Getting The Most From Wikis, Blogs, And Other Collaborative Tools

Managing Virtual Teams: Getting The Most From Wikis, Blogs, And Other Collaborative Tools

by M. Katherine Brown, Brenda Huettner, Charlene James-Tanny
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598220284

ISBN-13: 9781598220285

Pub. Date: 12/31/2006

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Virtual collaborative team environments face unique challenges because co-workers are not able to interact in person. Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools provides practical advice for managers of distributed teams who must design the internal systems and meet deadlines with a diverse team, and for team members…  See more details below

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Virtual collaborative team environments face unique challenges because co-workers are not able to interact in person. Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools provides practical advice for managers of distributed teams who must design the internal systems and meet deadlines with a diverse team, and for team members who want to develop and maintain professional relationships.

To address these needs, this book is divided into two parts. Part I discusses the basics of team and project management, including team dynamics, communication, and project evaluation, with particular emphasis on the unique challenges of virtual teams. Part II covers the types of tools currently available for collaboration, such as wikis, blogs, RSS feeds, and more, and describes the different feature sets of each, as well as their differences and similarities.

As part of their collaborative effort, the authors used a wiki, which they have opened to give readers an opportunity to see an example of a real-life wiki at work and participate in a community with the authors and other readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598220285
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
12/31/2006
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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