10. Project Communications Management
Aims of this chapter
It can be that half or even more of your time as project manager needs to be spent on communication.
This chapter is about how to communicate for your project. That means communicating both within the project team, and also to others outside the project team. There is a view that communication is a less important skill than planning and doing project management. This is not so. If you communicate badly, your project will fail. This is because you will not have discovered all stakeholders, analyzed their needs, and got them on your side. Your project won't have traction with them.
Communication skills can be used immorally as in political spin, but that is not what this chapter is about. Communication is a vital skill, and your stakeholders and your project team deserve decent communication.
By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
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