The Project Management Communications Toolkit / Edition 2

The Project Management Communications Toolkit / Edition 2

by Carl Pritchard
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The Project Management Communications Toolkit / Edition 2

Effective communication is the most powerful tool a manager can use. This is especially true for project managers who are tasked with coordinating the efforts of every project member as well as maintaining an open dialog with senior executives. Helping professionals achieve a high-level of communications expertise is the goal of this second edition book and CD-ROM package. The book explains how to energize projects, create momentum, and achieve success by talking and listening to staff members. Moreover, it teaches how to effectively communicate project status and requirements to executive management. The valuable CD-ROM supplies the "tools" to do the job right... ready-to-use documents, forms, reports, and project templates that help ensure effective, clear, and consistent communication.

This second edition also includes new changes from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Fifth Edition, as well as new material on evolving tools such as social media. As new technology has found its way to the marketplace, simple approaches from years gone by are modified for cloud-sharing tools, social media, and other considerations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608075454
Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates, Frederick Maryland. An internationally recognized author and lecturer, he frequently speaks about the opportunities of risk management at conferences and seminars throughout the world. He is also the U.S. correspondent for Project Manager Today, a journal published in the U.K.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Project Communications; Project Communications Technology and Media; Communications in the Initiating Processes; Communications in the Planning Processes; Communications in the Executing Processes; Communications in the Controlling Processes; Communications in the Closing Processes; Implementing Communications Tools; Index

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Do you need to improve project management communications? If you do, then this book is for you. Author Carl Pritchard, has done an outstanding job of writing a second edition of a book that enhances communications. Author Pritchard, begins by showing you how the goal of communication in the project environment must be to establish a common understanding to the requisite level of depth. Next, the author discusses how information storage and transfer media can be found in computer-based technologies; as well as, in conventional audio and video technology. Then, he recommends advising other parties of the communication tools in the initiating processes, that they will be responsible for in certain types of communication that are essential from the very outset. In addition, the author examines many of the tools that are specific components of the project plan, which is the larger, overreaching document that serves as a repository for a host of subplans. He continues, by showing you how in executing or implementing projects, organizations have the opportunity to capture insight and information as it is developing. Next, the author discusses how many of the outputs from controlling process activities are reports that are used to provide the project team and stakeholders and other interested parties information on the project’s, status, budget, issues, actions, and so forth. Finally, the author explores the closing processes, where the communications tools generally focus on ensuring a historic record of what the project accomplished and how it accomplished it. The technologies to support the tools in this excellent book are legion and expanding. Also, this great book examines the project management-specific tools and templates that drive effective communication.