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A Space Odyssey - The Ultimate Communications Management Mission

The year is 2075 – project management now takes place in outer space, presenting myriad new challenges. A small international community of scientists has colonized Mars to conduct experiments and explore the environment. Join your team at Mission Control, just as the world learns that an asteroid is heading to Mars and jeopardizing the lives of your colonists. Field questions from the media, handle the fallout of an untimely communication leak, and keep your stakeholders apprised of rapid developments as you begin to address the technical challenges of saving your colonists.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to manage communications in a manner that insures that strategic goals are met and create an atmosphere for effective stakeholder engagement. To do this, you will be able to:

  • Use and amend the communication management plan to outline a communication strategy for the project.
  • Listen actively and effectively to clearly understand issues, concerns, and questions.
  • Ask the right questions to insure common understanding between sender and receiver of the communication.
  • Select the appropriate level of information for a variety of audiences to prevent miscommunication and misunderstandings.
  • Manage and control communications in a way that provides timely information to appropriate recipients in order to build and maintain support for the project.

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This course will cover:

  • Identifying the phases of benefits management
  • Recognizing components of a benefits realization plan
  • Identifying the five main tasks of benefits management and planning
  • Assessing the thoroughness of a benefits register
  • Understanding how benefits are the positive outcome of a program

Nearly 75% of executives believe their company’s performance could improve if their employees gained certain key skills*. One of these critical skills – project management – can enhance your marketability and give you the flexibility to move across projects, organizations, industries and geography.

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Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: March 16, 2015 10:17 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
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