Top 3 Project Management Applications for Italy

Knowing as much as you can about your global clients before you initiate contact is crucial to your project’s success. Here are some things to consider when working with business partners in Italy.

Corporate Etiquette in Italy

Italians are punctual, and they will expect the same from you. Bring several business cards and hand one to every person attending your first meeting, taking time to note the name and title on any card you receive as well. Anticipate spending a little time up front getting to know your Italian counterpart before discussing your business items.

It is common for Italians to speak English in business meetings, but check ahead of time in case you need to provide an interpreter. Italians believe work should not be cumbersome, not taken too seriously, and do not worry about strict adherence to rules or contracts.

Top 3 Project Management Applications for Italy

Italy has an established technological infrastructure which will help you to readily identify which collaborative software products would work best. Here are our recommendations for partnering with teams in the Italian market.

Cloud Computing in Italy

Italy is number 8 on the 2016 BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard. Their stringent privacy legislation, tough cybercrime laws and robust IT infrastructure make this ranking possible. Italy has satisfactory cloud computing protection and internet liability regulations.

Italy seeks ongoing collaboration with global partners. In 2015, Italy’s government green lighted the Italian Strategy for Ultra-Broadband Networks with the goal to reach the EU’s digital standard. Italy’s rank raised two spots from 2013 to 2015.

Wrap-Up

Italians take a more laid-back approach to business in general. When managing projects for your Italian clients, be punctual, but expect a little less business formality. Your Italian partners have a developed IT infrastructure. This will make long distance collaborating easier. Considering these cultural nuances at the start of your project will help you to create a path for a successful project outcome.

Rebekah Peterman

Rebekah Peterman

Rebekah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and a Master of Science Degree in Personnel Services in the School of Education. She’s participated in projects including editing/writing/publishing and blog articles, and is currently writing informative articles on the topic of project management.

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