Management of Distributed and Virtual Teams

Management of Distributed and Virtual Teams
12 hours
Course type
12 hours
Training for 7-8 or more people? Customize trainings for your specific needs
Management of Distributed and Virtual Teams
12 hours
€ 400 *
Training for 7-8 or more people? Customize trainings for your specific needs


Learn to effectively manage distributed and virtual teams with our comprehensive training course.

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to oversee teams spread across different geographical and time zones. Whether you’re leading a project involving individuals from various cities or countries, this training will help you harness their collective expertise to achieve your project goals.

In this course, you will cover key topics such as:

· Understanding what a virtual team is and the common challenges they face.

· Learning models and tools essential for managing virtual teams.

· Developing effective strategies for team building, communication, and performance evaluation in a virtual environment.

Hands-on exercises and case studies will provide practical experience in applying these concepts to real-world scenarios.

There are numerous positive examples when some business, scientific or intellectually demanding issue is jointly solved by individuals from different cities and countries, who never met earlier and probably will never meet in future. The resulting combination of skills, expertise, and abilities proves to be the best for the task at hand.

During this training, you will learn how to manage these groups of individuals separated by geographical and time boundaries. In other words, you’ll learn how to manage distributed (or virtual) teams.

We’ll discuss models and tools needed in virtual team management and practice some exercises that can be used by managers and team leaders as team-building tools.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

· Define and understand the various types of virtual teams.

· Recognize and address common problems associated with virtual team management.

· Apply models and tools to enhance virtual team management.

· Develop strategies to build and manage high-performing distributed teams.

· Utilize best practices for communication, team dynamics, and conflict resolution in a virtual setting.

After completing the course, a certificate
is issued on the Luxoft Training form


Train participants in virtual team management:

· Learn what a virtual team is;

· Understand the reasons of problems with virtual teams;

· Learn models and tools needed in virtual team management;

· Learn how to develop distributed (or virtual) teams.

Please note that this course focuses specifically on virtual team management and does not cover:

· General project management techniques.

· In-depth technical skills unrelated to team management.

· Advanced conflict resolution methods beyond the scope of virtual teams.

Target Audience

Project managers and team leaders willing to learn about virtual team management.


Some previous experience in project team leadership.


Key Definitions: theory – 1h, practice - 0h

  1. Remote Projects,
  2. Virtual team definition,
  3. Types of virtual teams

Role of Manager in Virtual Teams: theory – 2h, practice - 2h

  1. PM responsibilities
  2. Communicational aspects to be aware of.
  3. Organize team workspace & tools
  4. Virtual process management. Transparency
  5. Why it's smart to share your uncertainties
  6. Involvement in planning activities
  7. Performance Evaluation
  8. Time for building trust and respect
  9. Best managerial practices
  10. Best recruitment practices

Team Dynamics: theory – 2h, practice - 1h

1. The Tuckman Model of Team Formation

2. High-performing teams

3. Team Environment

4. Aspects of Motivation

5. Team Evaluation Models

Best Practices: theory – 1h, practice - 0h

  1. Conflicts.
  2. Team meetings
  3. Technical Aspects

Case Studies: theory – 0h, practice - 3h

  1. Corrective Feedback
  2. Conflicts
  3. Negotiations

Total – 12h, theory 8h, practice – 4h

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