Method123 Ltd

Method123 Ltd

June 02, 2009 09:15 ET

Communicating the Right Way on Projects

LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - Good communication is an essential part of project management according to Method123 Ltd, leaders in online Project Management Templates.

Applying a comprehensive communications process is imperative, says Craig Nicholson, technical director of Method123 Ltd.

"All too often the importance of a Communications Plan is underestimated. Without it, nobody knows what's going on - whether the project is going to be delivered on time, milestones are being met, risks and issues are being managed, there is no scope creep, costs are within the planned budget etc.," he says.

"Getting the right message to the right people at the right time contributes to a successful project. Project sponsors, stakeholders, the project team and of course the customer need to know what's happening to ensure that goals are being achieved and expectations are being met."

"Keeping key people regularly informed is a critical activity for any Project Manager," says Nicholson. "They need to ensure everyone involved in the project is kept up-to-date at all times with relevant information and project news."

"Whether it's through status reports, regular meetings, newsletters, events, informal email or other communication channels, the project manager needs to make sure that the right messages are communicated to the right people about the progress of the project. This in turn helps the project team and external stakeholders to remain focused on delivery, and ultimately leads to project success."

Method123 offers a complete communication management process, as well as a communication plan and communication register to help project managers ensure effective communications on their projects.

Using this communication process can help a project manager to identify the messages that need to be sent, determine who the target audience is, decide on the message format and timing, as well as draft messages and gain approval where required. It is a key aspect of the project management lifecycle and should be applied throughout the life of the project.

The communication process, communications plan and register are all part of the comprehensive project management template offering or Project Management Kit from Method123. The kit includes all of the project management templates and tools needed to successfully deliver projects. It comprises hints and tips, real-life examples, charts and tables that cover every activity in the project lifecycle from initiation to planning, to execution, to closure.

Method123 also provides a Project Management Methodology, which combined with the template package, present a unique and compelling offering to project managers across the globe.

For more information on how to implement an effective communication management process, visit Method123.com.

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