Case Study 1 After Action Review
Introduction
In this assignment, write a 7–9 page analysis describing, analyzing, and evaluating the example of virtual team collaboration that you identified in your After Action Review Proposal.
You will analyze the example you proposed and was approved in Unit 2. You can learn from your experiences, whether they were successful or not. The goal is to analyze and examine a virtual team experience to see what can be learned from it.
Note: If you have not participated in a virtual team, base your analysis on what you know of your experiences on another collaborative team of some kind.
Scenario
The Case Study 1 after action review provides you with an opportunity to critically examine the organizational factors and individual practices that contribute to successful virtual team collaboration through the analysis of one of your experiences with virtual team collaboration.
Your Role
You have been a member of a virtual collaboration team. You are charged with analyzing your team’s experience with virtual team collaboration.
Requirements
Write a 7–9 page analysis of your virtual team experience that includes the following:
Describe relevant details of the selected example of virtual team collaboration in terms of purpose, people, process, and communication technologies.
Flesh out your example so that it can be understood in terms of the relevant details.
Describe each of the required elements, especially the people involved in your example.
Organize this description to include a section for each of the elements: purpose, people, process, and communication technologies.
Identify, describe, and analyze the complexity of social, cultural, and technical issues involved in virtual team collaboration.
Use your text and other resources for guidance on assessing the social and cultural complexity factors of your team, and include an analysis of these social and cultural factors that affected your team’s experience.
Include in your analysis the answers to questions such as: How did these issues manifest themselves in this collaboration? How were they dealt with? What impact do you feel they had on the outcome of your team?
Critically assesses the key factors that influenced this virtual team collaboration performance.
Consider human resources policies, training and development, standard organizational practices, communication and collaboration technology, organizational culture, leadership, and competence.
Provide an evaluation of the team’s performance using the relevant critical success factors.
Provide an in-depth analysis of the relevant success factors and your rationale for choosing these particular factors.
Include a discussion of how the factors you selected for analysis affected the outcomes and functioning of your virtual team. How did these factors affect the process of your collaboration? How did these factors affect the outcome of the collaboration?
Provide recommendations that would improve or enhance performance in this virtual team example.
Include an analysis of the problems that your team experienced, or the opportunities for improvement that you identify, and then develop specific, relevant, actionable recommendations for improvement.
Answer the following: What would you have done differently? How would this have made a difference to the outcome of the team collaboration? How would you have implemented your suggestions? How would you be able to measure the improvement that would have resulted?
Describe the purpose, people, process, and communication technologies associated with the sample virtual collaboration experience.
Analyze the impact of the complex social and cultural factors involved in virtual team collaboration.
Analyze the key success factors that influenced the virtual team collaboration performance.
Recommend strategies to improve or enhance performance of the virtual team.
Identify technical issues and their impact on the overall virtual team collaboration.
Deliverable Format
Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message and quality.
Use at least three scholarly resources.
Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions. As a reminder related to using APA rules to ensure academic honesty:
When using a direct quote (using exact or nearly exact wording), you must enclose the quoted wording in quotation marks, immediately followed by an in-text citation. The source must then be listed in your references page.
When paraphrasing (using your own words to describe a nonoriginal idea), the paraphrased idea must be immediately followed by an in-text citation and the source must be listed in your references page.
Your report should be 7–9 content pages, in addition to a title page and references page.
Use 12-point, Times New Roman.
Evaluation
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Evaluate organizational practices.
Describe the purpose, people, process, and communication technologies associated with the sample virtual collaboration experience.
Analyze the impact of the complex social and cultural factors involved in virtual team collaboration.
Competency 2: Apply the principles and practices of effective virtual team collaboration.
Analyze the relevant critical success factors from the custom text that influenced the virtual team collaboration performance.
Recommend strategies to improve or enhance performance of the virtual team.
Competency 3: Assess types of information and communication technologies.
Identify technical issues and their impact on the overall virtual team collaboration.