project-communications-how-to-keep-your-team-engaged-and-informed

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Unformatted text preview: e informed they are on the project as it progresses through its lifecycle, the more likely they are to accept the resulting products or services. Partners These are people who are doing work that is in some way affected by the work of your project. You may both be working on projects that are part of a programme, or your projects may simply affect one another without further integration. For example, you may be managing a software project that requires a corresponding database project - the database project team is your partner. Or, you may be working on a new software system that will utilise an existing web portal for customer access - the portal team is your partner despite the fact they aren't performing a project. Community Stakeholders These are an increasingly important category of stakeholder. As more emphasis is being placed on organisations ethical behaviour and social responsibility, there is an increasing demand for projects to be performed ethically. One of the ways this is done is by treating those who don't belong to the performing organisation, or to the customer/client organisation, as project stakeholders. Consideration of these stakeholders must go beyond communications, but project communications constitute an important part of your ethical dealings with them. Project Manager Don't forget to include yourself as a stakeholder. Your need for project information is perhaps the most important for the project. If you aren't receiving the information you need to run the project, you won't be able to share it with other stakeholders. Your needs will stem from the need to be updated on the progress of the individual tasks of the project so that you can keep the project plans up to date and identify preventive or corrective actions. 2 of 6 Project Communications: How to Keep Your Team Engaged and Informed Project Management Office (PMO) Your PMO may have requirements for project information that will enable it to identify opportunities for process improvement. While these n...
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