Enabling Collaborative Capability Through Virtual Teamwork...The Way Ahead

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Authors
  1. Waruszynski, B.T.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The concept of virtual teamwork is being applied throughout various organizations by bringing together key players into a collaborative environment to work on joint initiatives and solutions to common problems. In essence, enabling collaborative capability through virtual teamwork represents a fundamental transitioning to more effective organizational work practices. In this paper, a conceptual overview of the people, processes and technologies for supporting virtual teamwork is examined and applied to integrated collaborative environments. The focus is on providing a strategic roadmap, a way ahead, to enable work teams to collaborate more effectively across organizational boundaries. The innovative development and implementation of a collaborative capability engineering environment concept, entitled, Facilities for Optimization, Conceptualization, Collaborative and Integration (FOCCI), is introduced in conjunction with the Advanced Collaborative Capability Engineering System (ACCES) lab environment. This environment is being supported by a knowledge portal that will enable enhanced team collaboration and communication for optimum decision-making capabilities. The primary focus is on creating an integrated environment that will facilitate virtual teaming skills, techniques and tools to foster greater synergy among teams. The paper concludes with the importance of establishing business processes for advancing collaborative environments, and puts forward the initial steps for e

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Keywords
ACCES (Advanced Collaborative Capability Engineering System);Capability Engineering;CapDEM;Collaboration;Collaborative Capability;Collaborative Environments;Collaborative Laboratory/Lab;Communities of Interest;Communities of Practice;FOCCI (Facilities for Optimization, Conceptualization, Collaboration and Integra;Integrated Project Teams;Knowledge Portal;Virtual Collaboration Strategy;Virtual Lab;Virtual Teamwork
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2003-217 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2003
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
CA023830
CANDIS No
521221
Format(s):
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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