We all know how important honest and open communication is for project managers. But during a war, the importance of clear, accessible communication becomes even more vital. Here we take a look at this aspect of the conflict, exploring what went wrong--and what the results were.
Decisions were made and now it’s time for a project. Are you ready? Communication with individuals is of major import, and regular reports with subject matter, timeframes and detail need to be negotiated in order to provide the best communication bridge and build a relationship.
Think you've had it rough? The following story is a true account of Andrew Boyarsky's first crisis assignment as a PM. Boyarsky--a practice consultant for project management and IT at the American Management Association in New York City and a teacher of PM at New York's Baruch School--and his experiences gave new meaning to the term "communication crisis."
Time, space, language and culture...global project management can be a communications nightmare for a variety of reasons. As we look at the challenges faced by a developer of software intensive systems as it questioned going global, some valuable lessons are unearthed.
"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."