Project Management Maturity Models: Towards Best Practices for Virtual Teams


Within the project management community, the concept of project management maturity models has recently been receiving a lot of business and research attention. Although the structure of most models has now been well defined and is quite sophisticated, a lot of potential exists in extending the currently described best practices that are part of these models by additions for specific problem areas, such as working with virtual (geographically distributed) teams. This paper describes the challenges faced by those working with virtual teams in the context of project management maturity models, establishes a strategy how these models can be extended to address these challenges, and identifies a set of best practices for virtual team collaboration that can be integrated into current maturity models.

Talk: 19th IEEE International Engineering Management Conference (IEMC 2007), Austin, Texas; 07-29-2007 - 08-01-2007; in: “Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Engineering Management Conference”, (2007), ISBN: 978-1-4244-2146-6; 84 - 89
Thomas Grechenig
Thomas Grechenig
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.