Keeping Everyone Informed
In This Chapter
Highlighting some important elements of communication
Deciding whether to share the news through writing or a meeting
Writing your project-progress report
Getting familiar with different meeting styles
Creating a project communications plan
Imagine standing at one end of a large room filled with assorted sofas, chairs, and tables. You’ve accepted a challenge to walk to the other end without bumping into any of the furniture. But as you set off on your excursion, the lights go off and you have to complete your trip in total darkness, with only your memory of the room’s layout to guide you.
Sounds like a pretty tough assignment, doesn’t it? How much easier it would be if the lights went on every few seconds — you could see exactly where you were, where you had to go, and where the furniture got in the way. The walk would still be challenging, but it would be much more successful than in total darkness.
Surprisingly, many projects ...