A creative and intuitive process, mind mapping is also used by many PMs who seek more involvement by their project teams--while at the same time capturing an extensive level of detail that may not be covered by other project management techniques.
What are the best practices for project communication?
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When many PMs first started managing projects, they had a dedicated project space that helped team members feel as if they were part of some special club. Somehow, things just aren't the same anymore…
When project teams or project managers become territorial or confrontational, the situation needs to be addressed immediately--and professionally. Here we look at some of the causes of what is a fairly common communication problem, and how to address it.
Project managers have a problem in how we visualize--and visually present--information about our projects. Over time, there has been very little innovation in how we depict and portray information about our projects.
While visually pleasing elements can help stakeholders focus on important aspects of project management like risk identification and crisis management, other data elements are still needed for a qualified assessment of project or portfolio status.
Across the world, there are traditional project managers with dirty little secrets--they are embracing Kanban concepts. What is it that's leading traditional PMs to embrace an agile tool so readily? Well, to understand that we need to understand what Kanban boards offer project managers--something that works.
Friendlier communication tools can help to bridge the gap between project management and other business areas. Are you harnessing some simple yet effective visual aids to get crucial information across to your staff and stakeholders?
Communicating all aspects of project status to executives, peers, team members and stakeholders can give everyone confidence of a project manager’s abilities--even on a project that is resource constrained, late and over budget. And visual communication is the best way to do it...
If you're having trouble with your team, this might be a good time to check in on their motivation and take some positive action. Here's a plan to get everyone back on the right track.
On projects where you have more than a handful of issues, it is helpful to have a log that you can use to easily track and understand the status of an each one. The log keeps issues at a very high-level while the details are left to the project issue identification form. Project Issue logs are often used on medium to larger projects.
An integral part of a success project is communication. What do you say and to whom? When do you say it? How? Through what media?