A communication plan, like the project plan, is a necessary part of a project. It's been said that communication is the lifeblood of projects.
Tell or sell, two different approaches—both get work done, but some team management methods are more effective than others.
Just when we think everyone is on the same page, they may not be. How do we ensure that this doesn't cause our project to go off the rails at a critical point?
How do you deliver bad news on a project? Let's consider what we can do to best prepare for, and then effectively deliver, the bad news.
For projects lasting six months or more, it's a good idea to pause at least twice as a team to discuss the project's health from the team's perspective.
It's critical to stop periodically and take the pulse of your project. If you neglect your customer and fail to keep communication flowing, you may find yourself out of a job or without a project.
Have you had to deliver bad news on a project? Brad presents his final two steps in his personal four-step process of preparing for and delivering bad news to a project client.
Have you ever had to deliver tough news to a customer on a project? Here's four steps to help you prepare to deliver bad news and put yourself and your team in a very favourable light.
Misunderstanding and miscommunication can lead to serious problems on a project. It can lead to poor decisions, more miscommunication and re-work. For a project manager that can be extremely dangerous.
A lot of information flows on projects. Most is good, but we can receive bad information from time-to-time and we can't react based on everything we hear.
Communication is the lifeblood of an organisation. Using the ARC of Distortion will help you improve the performance of individuals, teams and organisation.
Communication is a critical skill for project success, both for keeping team members up-to-date and for winning the support of key stakeholders. But which skills make all the difference?
There is a right time to begin communicating and that is at the beginning of a project. But it is not the only time.
Since I didn't hear otherwise, I ASSUMED all was going well. This remark is characteristic of project managers who are not in frequent communication with their staff.
Good communication is vital to the success of your project. This article explores the methods used by project managers to tailor their communications to suit their audiences.
Communication is something to think about every day. Are your messages clear? Have you provided enough context? Are your expectations for any outcome apparent?
Becoming adept at using cyberspace as the primary location of your project team's interaction can literally create a team of highly specialised talent that can be located anywhere in the world.
Today, it has become increasingly important to focus on more effective means of communication, especially since many of us work with virtual teams around the globe.
Communication is more than just talking. Communication is also listening. When it comes to project management, communication takes up 90% of a project manager's time.
What do you feel is the secret to project management, in other words, what separates good project managers from great project managers?
Communication is so important to project success that it has been referred to as the lifeblood of a project by more than one practitioner.
As blood flows, it pumps oxygen through the body to sustain life. Likewise, communication is the lifeblood of projects and organisations. Here's how to understand what information is needed and who needs to receive it.