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Is It Easy for a Project Manager to Manage a Project Overseas?

Technically, it is easy to manage a project overseas as Project Management is more or less a standard practice. However, there are a few factors that come into play when it comes to managing projects overseas, such as cultural differences, language difference, and procurement. The smart Project Manager understands that the key to successfully managing projects overseas is properly handling the project team and the stakeholders while making sure to address all the cultural and language differences. Additionally, the Project Manager should realize that efficient procurement overseas is done by importing the goods directly (or, in case of a small company, to contract a vendor to import the goods on the company’s behalf).

Who Is the Project Champion?

The Project Champion or project advocate is an informal role providing moral support for the Project Manager and the project team, promoting and praising the project in front of different stakeholders, and addressing problems by proposing company-wide acceptable solutions. The Project Champion is a staunch defender of the project. The ideal Project Champion is a respectable senior manager and a good communicator with skills in navigating company politics and with a comfortable level of Project Management experience.