Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools

How do you manage people you don't see every day, may never actually have met in person and who may be working not just in different cities, but on different continents?

Managing such virtual teams can seem like a daunting challenge Ė and it is one that is becoming increasingly common and important for managers at all levels.

This book provides practical advice for managers of distributed teams who need to design the internal systems and meet deadlines with a diverse team, as wellas for team members who want to develop and maintain professional relationships.

The book is divided into three parts and is a must-read for anyone who works with virtual teams or who needs to understand new ways of communicating.

Part I discusses team dynamics, project management and development, and forms of communication. 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. Part III explains the various features of the book's companion wiki.