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Project Communications Management

includes the processes that are required to ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring and the ultimate disposition of project information


Plan Communications Management (process)

the process of developing an appropriate approach and plan for project communications based on stakeholders information needs and requirements, and available organizational assets


Manage Communications (process)

the process of creating, collecting, distributing, storing, retrieving, and the ultimate disposition of project information in accordance with the communications management plan


Control Communications (process)

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


What is communications requirements analysis?

this analysis determines the information needs of the project stakeholders. these requirements are defined by combining the type and format of information needed with an analysis of the value of that information


What is communication technology?

the methods used to transfer information among project stakeholders may vary significantly


What is the sequence of steps in a basic communication model?

1) Encode - thoughts or ideas are translated into language by the sender
2) Transmit Message - this information is then sent by the sender using communication channel. the transmission of the message may be compromised by various factors, which are collectively known as noise
3) Decode - the message is translated by the receiver back into meaningful thoughts or ideas
4) Acknowledge - upon receipt of a message, the receiver may signal receipt of the message but this does not mean agreement with or comprehension of the message
5) Feedback / Response - when the received message has been decoded and understood, the receiver encodes thoughts and ideas into a message and then transmits this message to the original sender


Three types of communication methods:

1) Interactive communication - between two or more parties performing a multidirectional exchange of information
2) Push communication - sent to specific recipients who need to receive the information
3) Pull communication - used for very large volumes of information, or for very large audiences, and requires the recipients to access the communication content at their own discretion


What is the communications plan?

component of the project management plan that describes how project communications will be planned, structured, monitored, and controlled. can also include guidelines and templates for project status meetings, project team meetings, e-meetings, and e-mail messages


What is performance reporting?

the act of collecting and distributing performance information, including status reports, progress measurements, and forecasts


What are project communications?

may include but are not limited to: performance reports, deliverable status, schedule progress, and cost incurred