Working with virtual project teams
It has become almost impossible to pick up a newspaper or business magazine and not see a reference to the so-called skills shortage. The war for talent, the void to be created by the retirement of baby boomers, and the falling quality of university graduates have occupied both academics and politicians alike.
High on the list of occupations in shortage are engineers, IT professionals, planners, cost controllers, estimators, programmers and business analysts among other team member roles required to deliver projects.
James Hood, the air force project manager
Group Captain James Hood craves complexity in his projects. That’s what he indicates when he says he wants to get to “a higher level of executive defence program management at some stage”. Following two senior roles on high profile aircraft projects—the AP-3C Orion and the Wedgetail—in succession, it isn’t hard to imagine him on the […]