Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Flicks: Why is communication so darn hard?

Earlier this week, guest blogger Peter Sloane commented here about communication challenges, and particularly the challenges that can arise as schedules and attitudes become more casual for summer.

Here in the PW&WCBA headquarters we recently missed a project team scrum meeting as so many members of the team were out on various July-4th-related holidays. Luckily it's a slower season, but what if an important deadline was missed or something slipped through the cracks as the scrum meeting went by the wayside? Part of our problem is, the team is just too big, if we kept the main meeting as a "scrum of scrums" and had smaller project teams meet separately scheduling issues wouldn't be quite so difficult.

Appropriately, PW&WCBA favorite Joseph Flahiff tweeted this illustrative video this morning: How do you deal with large project teams? Michelle LeBlanc is a Social Media Strategist at IIR USA and the voice behind the @Project_World twitter. She may be reached at

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