Open lines on the open road

Project managers are on the move. Frequent travel between teams and project sites means project practitioners must often communicate remotely. But virtual communication can come with very real roadblocks. This article features project practitioners sharing their advice for seamless communication on the road. In doing so, it explains how time zones, schedule drift, dead zones, inaccessible files, and missed requests are some communication roadblocks that project managers should try to avoid. Accompanying the article is a sidebar discussing how using email to communicate often leads to misunderstandings.
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Register

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PM Network

    The Science of Uncertainty member content locked

    By Thomas, Jen Project estimates can sometimes take on a life of their own. The budget for the new international arrivals facility being built at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington, USA…

  • PM Network

    Celebrating Smaller Delays member content locked

    Schedule overruns affected nearly 30 percent of Indian infrastructure projects monitored by the government in 2014. By 2018, that had dropped to under 20 percent, even as the number of initiatives…

  • PM Network

    Permit Power member content locked

    Permits can stall or accelerate a construction megaproject. A permit issue is even affecting a century-old project—the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. The project launched in 1882, though less…

  • PM Network

    Sequencing Made Simpler registered user content locked

    By Garza, Amelia Talk about a lessons learned database. U.S. construction and engineering giant Bechtel has been in business for 120 years, with some 25,000 construction projects under its belt—many of them…

  • PM Network

    Snap Precision registered user content locked

    By Fewell, Jesse If you've worked on agile projects, you've likely heard an agile champion make bizarre statements about estimating a budget and schedule. When you press further for estimates, you might get an even…

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.