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Discussion 4 – Virtual Projects While reading chapter five in the text, I found the section on virtual project rather interesting. A virtual project is a “project in which work on the project team crosses time, space, organizational, or cultural boundaries” (Meredith & Mantel, 2012, p. 186). The authors continue in describing that the use of the Internet and online collaboration tools (2012) has created the ability for virtual projects to be successful when in years past they have not been able to (due to lack of technology). I have only ever worked in a business world where I could be meeting with anyone in the world, thanks to the advancements in technology. Both corporations that I have worked for have required that many of the projects that I have completed have been virtual in nature. It is much easier and cheaper to complete virtual project now than it ever has been. The tips and tricks that the authors lay out are especially important to take note of. In my experience, virtual teams are more successful when it follows the six
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