Project Management

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"The similarities and differences between domestic and global project management"

Organizations are not satisfied any more with the profits gained in the US only they are all looking to cash-in in other markets. These companies are able to carry out their objectives by using project managers to manage tasks and goals necessary to accomplish these tasks. Conducting business on an international scale provides these companies with a number of challenges relating to the complexities of different international markets. Global and domestic project management are similar because in a project can not succeed if there no good binding between the team members. Another aspect of global or domestic management is ability of project manager to be able to monitor a project closely and control different dimensions such as, cost, quality and integration.

These differences are sometime very different and sometimes very similar distinctions that can leave company leaders looking for contingency plans.

Organization looking to get into globalization must take into consideration such differing factors as the language, expatriate, cultural, political, legal, economic, technological and many more that exist between the US and foreign countries. But only four of these items will be discussed in regards to globalization and the problems companies facing when venturing into foreign countries.

The most common barrier organizations encounter going into foreign countries is language barriers. There are unspoken signals and gestures that are non verbal form of communication that that sometimes may be disregarded. Non verbal forms of communication include gestures, body language and semiotics, which refer to the underlying meaning of signs. Companies also encounter the issue of translation of document in English to various languages. For instance, the company I work for have subsidiaries in China, Japan, Taiwan and other parts of the world. On several occasion we have had problems with translations...