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PMI UK Webinar: Building Global Project Teams in Times of No Travel – The COVID Caveat. 23rd July 2020

PMI UK Webinar: Building Global Project Teams in Times of No Travel – The COVID Caveat. 23rd July 2020

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PMI UK Webinar

Building Global Project Teams in Times of No Travel – The COVID Caveat

23rd July 2020 at 12 pm



If there is one group ahead of the curve where it comes to virtual work, it is project managers. But COVID put that into an entirely new spotlight, as even the initial kickoff meetings are being held virtually. Team alignment and relationships established early on in projects may lack a strong foundation when they are entirely established via web cams and Zoom meetings.

Now add in the element of cultural differences. Video conference team meetings reduce the ability to easily observe team members (do you have buy in, is a team member shying away from speaking in the meeting, is a team member agreeing in principle but not recording actions into their notes and validating understanding of expectations). When team bonds have not been as forged as strongly, your antenna needs to be elevated to the next level to pick up warning signals, especially as business priorities may be changing due to COVID.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Outcomes from a 6-week project that turned into 56 weeks due to team gaps
  • Techniques to enrich team leadership and performance in virtual project delivery
  • How COVID reduces the timeframe and increases the need for proactive team development

Event Properties

Event Date 23-07-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 23-07-2020 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Technical PDUs 0.5
No. of Leadership PDUs 0.5


Ilse Kerling

During her study, Ilse became fascinated by Asia. Equipped with 1100 US Dollars, a return ticket, and a huge amount of courage she left for Hong Kong in 1994. Her goal: find a job and figure out the key to Asia’s rapid growth. After a successful career at Verizon, she returned to the Netherlands in 2009. She observed that professionals underestimate how Asia is different. That they learn from trial and error. The same errors that she observed her European and American colleagues made. She founded Global Business Academy help western multinationals be more successful, faster. The top three results reported by clients including KPMG, Infosys and Dow Chemical: improved meeting of deadlines (73%), increased efficiency (73%) and increased quality of work (64%).

Rochelle A. Hood, PMP

Rochelle Hood is the President and Managing Director of PINK Consulting, a project management, process intelligence and customer experience consulting firm. Rochelle is an experienced program manager, operations leader, and process optimization professional with specialization in Shared Services, Contact Center Operations, Procure to Pay Service Delivery and IT Project Management. She is skilled in designing solutions, building capabilities, and leading teams in the creation of value for stakeholders. Rochelle is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She holds a BSc in Accounting and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Rochelle’s professional experience includes project management, process excellence and service delivery roles at IBM, QVC and companies in the defence contracting industry. Rochelle served in multiple board leadership roles for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Space Coast Chapter Board of Directors and is a member of the PMI UK chapter. She is a member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) where she has served as a committee chair and mentors small business owners.