Monday, 28 October 2013

Learn PMP for Free - 10. Project Communications Management


With high winds already battering the UK, torrential rain and downed trees causing havoc with train delays widespread, the latest installment of Learn is here to finally blow you away.

So if your power is still on and the internet is still fully functional, lets move on from last weeks Project Human Resource Management module and take a look into Project Communications and the role it plays in the overall practice of Project Management.

What is Project Communications Management?

Within the context of project management, Communications is a vital aspect ensuring successful transfer of knowledge within a project environment between stakeholders and the overall organisation. 

A Project Manager is required to plan, manage and control communications, incorporating a variety of elements including communication technology, communication strategies and ensuring the information needs of Project Stakeholders are met.

What is covered in Project Communications Management?

Below is an expansion of the sub-sections in the upcoming module: 

10.1 - Plan Communications Management - Planning
  • The process of developing an appropriate approach and plan for project communications based on stakeholders’ information needs and requirements and available organisational assets.
10.2 - Manage Communications - Executing
  • The process of creating, collecting, distributing, storing, retrieving and the ultimate disposition of project information in accordance with the Communications Management Plan
10.3 - Control Communications - Monitoring and Control

  • The process of monitoring and controlling communications throughout the entire project life cycle to ensure the information needs of the project stakeholders are met.

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Here are some important dates to put in your diary and check back on Learn.

11. Project Risk Management - Monday 4th November

12. Procurement Management - Monday 11th November

13. Stakeholder Management - Monday 18th November

End of Session Practice Tests - covering PMBOK Guide® Overview, Lifecycles and Organisation Types, Integration Management, Scope Management, Time Management and Cost Management - Monday 25th November

About the Author

Edward is a member of the Marketing team focussing on Technical writing and Community Engagement for Firebrand. Working in the Industry for over 2 years, Edward has experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint and Windows Server and Exchnage Server. Edward writes for a variety of Blogs and Publications on all things Technology