Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"What we've got here is a failure to communicate."

Your project's success will depend heavily on stakeholder communication. Though we can't all be as smooth as Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, we can avoid project failures by simply implementing a communication strategy. Technology News writes, that as Project Manager, it is your job to keep a number of people well-informed. It is essential that your project staff know what is expected of them: what they have to do, when they have to do it, and what budget and time constraints and quality specification they are working towards.

It is also your job to keep the Project Board informed of project progress. The Project Board usually includes the Executive (person ultimately responsible for the project), and representatives from the User and the Supplier.

What communication fails have you experienced? What advice can you give to new project managers in the art of communication? DM us on Twitter with your tips @project_world

Learn more: The Importance of Communication in Project Management

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