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Project Managers Portable Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Lewis Ireland, David Cleland

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SECTION 9PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS

9.1 The Project Management Information System

9.2 Project Communications

9.3 Communication in Project Meetings

9.4 Negotiations

9.1 THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

9.1.1 Introduction

The project management information system (PMIS) contains the intelligence essential to planning and control of the use of resources on the project. Also, the PMIS provides the basis for determining where the project is with respect to its cost, schedule, and technical performance objectives, and where the project fits in the overall context of the organization strategy.

Informal information arises from interactions with project stakeholders, through the “informal organization” and from many miscellaneous sources. An important ...

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