Synopses & Reviews
Develop top-notch communications skills for project management success
Communication is a critical, but often overlooked, component of successful project management. This comprehensive Bible is your one-stop guide to becoming a better communicator. Using the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as a framework, this essential guide provides all the tools, techniques, and best practices you need to successfully execute projects, keep your team and customers fully apprised, and deliver crucial information in a timely manner.
Become a more effective communicator on your projects
Discover methods and techniques to enhance your project communications
Communicate crucial project data, such as risks, issues, and budget information
Decide and document where, how, and to whom to communicate information
Discover the Project Calendar, Risk Simulation, Stop Light Report, and other tools
Determine the right communications tools for each stage of a project
Review the Project Management Institute's (PMI) nine knowledge areas and five processes
What's on the CD-ROM?
Access this useful CD and communicate more effectively on your projects. The CD provides templates for the tools explained in the book, including reports and charts you can put to use immediately. It also includes:
Project Management Communication Tools List
This handy reference includes mapping between each tool and the corresponding project lifecycle or PMI Knowledge areas.
Entire book in searchable PDF
See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Project communications is one of the most important aspects of managing projects. This book has been written for the project manager, stakeholders, and project owners. The goal is to provide readers with a reference to help them be successful when communicating status on their projects. It is broken down into various project communications tools to support the execution and completion of a project. Illustrations of charts, graphs and tables are all available and ready to use on projects immediately.
The authoritative reference on one of the most important aspects of managing projects--project communications
With shorter production cycles and the demand for projects being faster, cheaper, and better, the need for project communications tools has increased. Written with the project manager, stakeholder, and project team in mind, this resource provides the best practices, tips, tricks, and tools for successful project communications and planning. The featured charts, graphs, and tables are all ready for immediate use.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
With shorter production cycles and the demand for projects being faster, cheaper, and better, the need for project communications tools has increased, and this book helps readers thrive when communicating the status of their projects Written with the stakeholder and project manager in mind, this resource provides the best practices, tips, tricks, and tools for successful project communications and planning The content is broken down into various project communications tools to support the execution and completion of a project The featured charts, graphs, and tables are all ready to use on projects immediately
About the Author
Bill Dow, PMP,
is a published author, PMP Certified Project Management Professional, with more than 18 years in Information Technology, specializing in software development and project management. Bill has a strong passion for project management, project management offices, and software development lifecycle methodologies. Bill has a strong methodology background and has been very successful in every company he has worked for in ensuring the projects methodologies matches the project while still guaranteeing the highest of quality for the customer. Bill has worked all across North America, starting his career in the late 1980s as a computer-programming analyst, worked in the consulting field for many years, led a large project management office at AT&T Wireless/Cingular and is now working in IT at the Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Bill has also taught IT courses in several Canadian colleges.
Bruce Taylor is an expert in the field of project management. He regularly provides professional assistance to top management and has accumulated impressive experience in developing project scheduling and cost control systems continuously since the mid 1960s. He has worked worldwide on some of the largest projects, including some huge offshore platforms in the North Sea and the Northwest shelf of Australia. Mr. Taylor is a pioneer in project management software tools. He and a partner founded a small project management consulting and software development company, which quickly grew internationally. Using his experience, the company developed, and marketed an automated project scheduling, and cost control system. Included in this development was the first automated network logic diagram chart using the critical path method of scheduling. He built a client base of over 150 major companies worldwide. This included branch offices in France and Australia.
Over the past 40+ years, he has conducted many project management classes and seminars throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, South America, and the Near and Far East.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Part I: Introducing Project Communication Concepts.
Chapter 1: Introducing Project Communication.
Chapter 2: Planning Project Communication.
Chapter 3: Working with Project Communications.
Part II: Project Knowledge Areas.
Chapter 4: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Integration.
Chapter 5: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Scope.
Chapter 6: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Time.
Chapter 7: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Costs.
Chapter 8: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Quality.
Chapter 9: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Human Resources.
Chapter 10: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Communications.
Chapter 11: Defining Communication Tools to Report Project Communications.
Chapter 12: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Risk.
Chapter 13: Defining Communication Tools to Manage Project Procurement.
Part III: Project Lifecycle Processes.
Chapter 14: Using Communication Tools in the Initiating Process.
Chapter 15: Using Communication Tools in the Planning Process.
Chapter 16: Using Communication Tools in Administrating the Planning Process.
Chapter 17: Using Communication Tools in the Planning Process for Reporting.
Chapter 18: Using Personal Communication Tools in the Executing of a Project.
Chapter 19: Using Project Communication Administration Tools in the Executing Process.
Chapter 20: Using Communication Tools to Monitor the Executing and Controlling of a Project.
Chapter 21: Using Communication Tools in the Executing Process for Reporting.
Chapter 22: Using Communication Tools for the Closeout Process.
Part IV: Appendixes.
Appendix A: What’s on the CD-ROM?
Appendix B: Planning Project Communications in a Foreign Country.
Appendix C: Tool Breakdown Structure Diagrams.
Appendix D: Tools at a Glance.