Is Remote PM an Option for Your Business?
Remote project management may be a great alternative to traditional project management for most organizations, project managers, and team members, but is it realistic? There are tangible advantages here, but this is not for the fainthearted. Does remote project management work?
The answer, in general, is yes, it can. Will remote project management work for your organization if you have a top-notch virtual project team? Will remote project management work for your organization if you have a top-notch virtual project team? Not necessarily. Here are just some of the possible benefits that may prompt companies to consider outsourcing.
- Lower project costs due to technology advancements that bridge distance
- Improved work-life balance for project team members
- Increased efficiency and decreased travel time
- Increased ability to attract top talent
While these are definitely advantages, when it comes to knowing if remote project management is right for your company, you should carefully vet several aspects. Below are some aspects that may impact an organization’s ability to execute a project successfully using virtual project teams, as well as some possible solutions.