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.
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.
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.