Comms to Stakeholders

Effective project communication is an important skill for all project managers (PJMs) to have. Without effective communication, some of the challenges a project team can face include:

  • Running the risk of someone on the team working with outdated information.
  • Stakeholders not kept in the loop that asset delivery will be delayed.
  • Resources are constrained because a member is on vacation.

And the list can go on. These are rookie mistakes and easy to mitigate if the PJM can practice effective project communication. On the long run, this will pave a smoother path to project completion. When your stakeholders know what your milestones are and when to expect deliverables, you may reap unexpected benefits.

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Process Methodologies

Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban – these buzzwords have been swimming in my head since I joined the Program Management team in my company back in January. As part of my own self-learning as well as promotion of project management in the company, I’m writing out some of the common questions I had and their answers as how I’ve come to understand them. I don’t have a formal background in project management (PJM), so this is a summary of what I’ve been learning on the spot as well as doing some readings online. I use project names that make no sense to most of my readers, but I’m sure you get the gist. 😉

What is a project management process?

By definition, a process is a series of steps taken to achieve an end. In the context of PJM, a process is the step-by-step actions that need to happen to move a project from ideation, planning, execution, testing, and finally to completion. Sometimes these steps are sequential. Sometimes they are iterative. Here are three processes you should know:

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