Category Archives: Communication

Project Management Communication

Create the Ultimate Project Communication Management Plan

pmStudent Contributor George J. Newton helps you excel at planning your project communications. The Project Communication Management Plans provide you with a guide of how you will communicate with all key project stakeholders including the client and the team.  Your stakeholders are vital to your project as they provide visibility, set clear expectations of the […]

Ruthless Rules for Productive Meetings

Sonali Malu helps us get the most out of our meetings by being positively ruthless. The emphasis is on positive.  Constant communication is a project manager’s main business; be it communication with peers, teams, stakeholders, supporting departments, or clients. A project manager is constantly communicating with everyone, giving advice, providing directions, negotiating, promising deliverables, and […]

The BEST Way to Deliver Bad News

Filed under Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Colin Powell Delivering bad news does not have to be scary. Unfortunately, your best customer who is the sponsor for the project you manage just placed a freeze on all future project work. This is a big deal. One-quarter of your organization’s projected earnings for the next […]

Silence is NOT Always Golden

Filed under Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – G.B. Stern Have you ever heard this from a leader? “If I do not yell at you, it means you are doing a good job. Go about your business and be happy that I am not yelling at you.” OR “You get paid for being here; I have […]

5 Tips for Starting & Sustaining Relationships with Stakeholders

Filed under Becoming a PM, Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

As a project manager, you prioritize building and strengthening stakeholder relationships for good reason. Every supplier, investor, employee, and project sponsor involved shares a vested interest in the success of the project and, on a larger scale, the entire company. Author Simon Simek notes in his book that a business’s success is measured by longevity […]

The Best Speech You Will Ever Regret

Filed under Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” Ambrose Bierce You just gave one of your most eloquent speeches. You were inspired, you were passionate, you were a bit witty, and you had the attention of everyone around you. Your words evoked strong emotion in others.  Unfortunately, […]

Shifts in Project Management Post COVID-19

By Luke Smith Is there an aspect of work that COVID-19 has not changed? For project managers, likely not. New processes for remote work, changes in company structure and composition, and trends in management strategies overall will define the modern workplace. But project managers can successfully navigate these shifts. With the tools and strategies available […]