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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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The Virtual World of the Project Needs Virtual Tools

A virtual project is a collaborative effort toward a specific goal or accomplishment based on “collective yet remote” performance. Some experts have called this “working together, apart.” This increasingly common mode of work needs information management tools that enable communication and coordination at a distance.
Today’s “teams” often have team members scattered across various cities, states, or even continents. The solution is to follow project resources virtually rather than physically; you need not leave your office to do it.
Virtual project management (VPM) is possible because of the rise to dominance within organizations of Internet-based collaboration tools that offer many possibilities ...

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