The Strategy is in My Head: What Your Project Managers Need to Overcome Communication Breakdowns
Six Things Project Leaders Need to Know for Smoother Communication With Their Stakeholders
“Failure to communicate” proved deadly for Paul Newman’s rebellious prison inmate character in Cool Hand Luke … and inadequate communication can also kill – or seriously harm – projects. Recent studies evaluating thousands of IT projects found that some 70% of multi-million dollar projects faced significant time and budget challenges or failed completely. And it’s likely that communication issues were a huge factor in all of these project failures.
The Strategy is in My Head: What Your Project Managers Need to Overcome Communication Breakdowns discusses:
- The six things project leaders need to improve communication with all of the parties involved in a project
- Tips for getting buy-in from your team members and your project sponsors on every facet of your projects
- Common project communications pitfalls — and how to avoid them
Project managers have multiple audiences they need to communicate with, and each of these audiences has different priorities, pains and objectives. The key to better managing a project is making sure that the project leaders know how to speak with every audience they need to work with — or report to.