Project Communications Management

Updated to align with the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition, this course discusses the importance of communication management. Topics include principles of effective communication, planning communications, and ensuring communications advance project goals.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 19, 2018
Duration
2h 34m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 19, 2018
Duration
2h 34m
Description

Updated to align with the 6th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, this course, Project Communications Management, is the tenth course in Pluralsight’s series preparing you for the newest version of the PMP® exam. In this course, you'll explore many of the processes found in the Project Communications Management knowledge area. First, you'll look at how to communicate effectively and shape communications efforts to fit project needs. Next, you'll explore effectively planning project communications and managing communication efforts. Finally, you'll learn monitoring communications to ensure effectiveness for both the project and stakeholders. By the end of this course, you'll understand how communications develop and scale in organizations, how to plan for communications, and how to communicate in ways that advance the project's interests most effectively.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Project Communications Management. This course is the tenth entry in our newly updated series, helping you prepare for the latest version of the PMP exam, based on the sixth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, better known as the PMBOK Guide. By completing this course, and others in our PMP prep series, you'll not only be better prepared to ace the certification exam, but critically, we'll also completely fulfill the mandatory training requirement that must be met before taking the exam. Some of the major topics we'll cover in this course include the importance of effective communications in the project environment, how to create a winning strategy for communicating with your project team and the full gamut of project stakeholders, how to execute your communications plan while project work is underway, and how to monitor communications efforts and identify ways to consistently refine and improve communication results. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to provide your team with the information they need and to activate and engage stakeholders as advocates and champions for your project. This course, and others in the series, can not only help you learn more about project management and prepare for the PMP exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers and as an opportunity to earn continuing education credit. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the PMP exam and learn more about project communications management here at Pluralsight.

Communicating in the Project Environment
Hello and welcome, I'm Casey Ayers and this is Project Communications Management. This is the 10th course in our series helping you prepare for the PMP Exam. We began with Introduction to Project Management and the PMP Exam, before moving on to Organizational Influences and the Project Lifecycle. From there we began our deep dive into the ten different knowledge areas found in the Project Management Body of Knowledge, or PMBOK Guide, beginning with Project Integration before moving on to Project Scope, Project Schedule, Project Cost, Project Quality and Project Resource Management. Next, we're ready to discuss Project Communications Management and the critical role that communications play in successfully managing projects. In this course, we'll look at how we communicate within the project environment, how we can plan for our communication management needs, how we can actively manage our ongoing project communications as work gets underway, and how we can monitor our project communications to ensure that they are effective, that they satisfy our stakeholder's needs, and that they work in the best interests of the project at large. In this module, we'll begin by looking at project communications at a broad level, and then look at the different types of project communication that can take place, as well as the different methods that we may use, depending on the type of message we are seeking to send. Let's jump right in.

Planning Communications Management
In this module, we're going to discuss all the details regarding planning communications management. First, we'll look at what we want to accomplish in this process at a high level. After that, we'll look at a standard communication model for how we should think about the way that we communicate with others and the way that that information is received. After that, we'll look at communication methods and technology that can be used and how we use it. Then, we'll look at the communications management plan and the type of components that we should expect to see in it. After that, we'll look at the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs associated with the Plan Communications Management process as found in the PMBOK Guide. Let's get started.

Managing Project Communications
Welcome back. In this module we're going to take a look at managing project communications. First, we'll look at some of the different factors that can arise during the process of managing communications. Then, we'll look at some of the special details that you should keep in mind when speaking with stakeholders and communicating with them directly. Then, we'll look at the process components for manage communications: the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs that you'll find in PMBOK Guide. Let's get started.

Monitoring Project Communications
Welcome back. In this module, we're going to look at how we can monitor and control our project communication efforts. To ensure that they are as effective as possible, and that we are conveying the message we need to convey to the right stakeholders in order for our project to move forward successfully. First, we'll begin by looking at the role of monitoring communications within overall project management, as well as within the communication management knowledge area. Then, we'll look at some of the different ways that we go about the actual monitoring and control of our communication activities, helping us to ensure that we are consistently refining our message and finding more effective ways to communicate with our stakeholders. Then, we'll look at the inputs, tools, and techniques and outputs that make up this process. Let's jump right in.