DetailsAccording to the Project Management Institute, over 80 percent of a project managers job is communicationyet most project management books hardly discuss it. Communications Skills for Project Managers provides practical advice and strategies for ensuring success, even in the face of shifting organizational priorities, constantly evolving expectations, and leadership turnover. This important guidebook gives readers the skills they need to keep everyone in the loop. Readers will find out how they can:
- Keep those on the project teamas well as upper managementinvolved and informed
- Establish a plan for communication
- Effectively present to stakeholders
- Compete with other initiatives within the organization
- Convey reasons for change
- And more!
Even if youve got every component of your project fine tuned and humming, it can still fall short if you havent convinced leadership of its value, told everyone exactly how to implement it, and prepared everyone for the changes that new projects inevitably bring. In fact, poorly communicated project information can doom even perfect projects to failure. You need to apply the same level of care in sharing information about projects as you do in designing and executing them.
Most project management books gloss over the importance of communicationsor ignore the issue completely. But the success or failure of your project is likely to hinge on your skills to manage not just processes and schedules, but people and their expectations, change and its impact, and information and its role in your organization. This book gives you all the practical advice and strategies youll need to ensure total project successwhere projects not only work unto themselves but drive the organizational growth that theyre designed (and expected) to accomplish. With this invaluable guide, youll learn how to keep your project team, upper management, and all other stakeholders involved and informed every step of the way.
Written by a certified Project Management Professional® and brimming with powerful examples, practical tools, templates for repeatable processes, and a complete case study, Communications Skills for Project Managers ensures that your best project efforts will resonate with every person and every group theyre designed to help.
- Additional Information
ISBN 978-0814433065 Publication Date May 2009 Author Michael Campbell Format Paperback Page Count 286 Manufacturer AMACOM/American Management Association