|The concept of a project manager is no longer restricted to IT. Several years ago, system implementations were staffed with IT project managers and a business resource who had project and operational responsibilities. Business organizations are getting smarter as they begin to mirror the IT project management role to ensure successful implementations.
In this context you can see the discussions about agile PM Methods like SCRUM or -if you change it on Company Level- also very good: "Critical Chain".
Also Virtualization and "Cloud" influencing PM Manager. Esp. Communication via Online Collaboration will be the de-facto standard, the reliance on distributed multi-national teams will grow.
So, international teams with disparsed project team will be or are already usual (at least in my projects).