Clear channels

Those project managers who provide their project's stakeholders with clear and concise directives are those professionals most likely to garner the loyalty and support of their team members, peers, and superiors. This article discusses the advantages project managers can realize when they focus on communicating with their project's stakeholders. In doing so, it describes the communication practices that can keep all project stakeholders connected and focused in a way that is respectful to each individual. It also outlines several techniques and tools project managers can use to navigate conversations--even those that are potentially conflicts--that involve project decisions, project team goals and expectations, and project updates. It then details several methods for communicating project accomplishments to executives and explains the significance of using these communications methods to generate organizational support for one's project and to obtain executive investment in project management. Accompanying th
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