Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 31, 2021
Duration
1h 32m
Description

In 2020, technology teams worldwide suddenly became virtual – and for many of them some degree of virtual work has become the new normal. Knowing how to lead virtual teams has become a core skill set for those currently leading teams, and those who wish to move into leadership and management positions. In this course, Leading Virtual Teams, you’ll learn those skills, and the ways in which leading virtual teams differs from those that are not. First, you'll take a close look at the differences between virtual and non-virtual teams, and how those differences result in a unique set of challenges that will be the focus of this course. Next, you'll focus on the work and how to monitor and maintain productivity on a virtual team. Finally, you'll look at the people and how to build culture, community, and cohesion on a team where individual team members rarely, if ever, meet in person. When you're finished with this course, you'll have discovered that leading a virtual team is not harder or worse than that of leading a non-virtual team.

About the author
About the author

Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer, and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle Insights, he is the author of numerous books, ebooks, and online courses on various topics (technology and other). His latest book is "Advanced Apex Programming" - advancedapex.com Personal Website http://danappleman.com.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Dan Appleman, and welcome to my course Leading Virtual Teams. Over the years, I've led and managed just about every kind of virtual team you can think of, from teams where most people commuted to work except for one or two remote workers, to teams where everyone worked from their own home, to hybrid forms with combinations of small offices and individual remote workers. Much of the time, I myself was one of the remote workers. I really don't like commuting. In 2020, technology teams worldwide suddenly became virtual, and for many it has become the new normal. Knowing how to lead virtual teams has become a core skillset for those currently leading teams and for those who wish to move into leadership and management positions. In this course, you'll learn those skills and the ways in which leading virtual teams differs from those that are not. First, we'll take a close look at the differences between virtual and non‑virtual teams and how those differences result in a unique set of challenges that will be the focus of this course. Next, we'll focus on the work, how to monitor and maintain productivity on a virtual team. Finally, we'll look at the people, how to build culture, community, and cohesion on a team where individual members rarely, if ever, meet in person. By the end of this course, you'll discover that leading a virtual team is not harder or worse than leading a non‑virtual team, it's just different. And you'll have the skills you need to adapt and succeed in our increasingly virtual world. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how you can become a great virtual team leader, with the course Leading Virtual Teams, here at Pluralsight.