Work Models and Success factors for collaborative cross-border projects:
The painmeter subproject that was the first subproject for collaboration has given us valuable input for the planning and execution of II City as a cross-border and cross-competence project. A number of success factors for our future work has been identified:
When possible, we will create activities and work packages where team members from the different project parties can work together, to stimulate the creative process and facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences. This is important in the building of a long-term cooperation.
On a regular basis we will have project meetings via phone/internet to facilitate project dialogue and management. We will also have physical meetings on a regular basis, where we can discuss project issues and forms of collaboration.
We will use an Internet-based solution for storing and sharing project information. This is an important component in the implementation of cross-border projects. To find a user-friendly solution that fit the need of the project and the different groups is a major challenge.
There are cultural differences between the countries that influence our processes and working models. Direct communication between management team and project members will limit the risk of misunderstandings and problems during the project.