Proactive communication for project managers

This presentation defines proactive communication, and then applies this approach to the PMBOK Process Groups of "Initiation" and "Planning". Proactive communication is assertive, honest, and focused on objectives. It keeps the project manager in front of the curve, enabling teamwork, effective decisions, and accountability throughout the project. It allows the project manager to fulfill his or her leadership role, actively pursuing project objectives from a position of strength rather than a "reactive" position of weakness:·Build feedback loops to/from project sponsors and executive stakeholders·Create a communication management plan·Establish and reinforce accountability in all directions·Access the best possible sources of planning information·Manage change using established project change control procedures·Maintain focus on shared project objectives·Manage expectations
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