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Communications MP

posted Oct 20, 2010, 6:29 PM by Eddie Woo
One of the most crucial roles of the project manager is also to ensure that all relevant parties remain aware of all relevant information. Designers need to be aware of changing specifications. Engineers need to be aware of varying available resource levels. Clients need to be aware of how their project is progressing. The communications management plan is the primary tool that project managers use to ensure that effective communication takes place between everyone involved in the project.

Based on our class discussion, answer the following questions:
  1. Describe the four features of a comprehensive communications management plan.
  2. (a) Identify as many different types of medium that would be suitable for professional communications between project team members and clients.
    (b) Select two of the types from part (a) and contrast them with reference to their unique strengths and weaknesses. Describe scenarios where each one would be particularly appropriate or useful.
  3. Explain why explicit lines of communication should be specified in the context of a information system development project that is being developed for a client business.
  4. Outline a communications management plan for a web design firm whose project is to completely remake the JRAHS public website.
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