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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Routine Project Team Communications

Determine how information will flow within the project, based on the needs, locations of team members, and timing. Do communications planning and select methods appropriate for various situations, such as:

 Same placeDifferent place
Same time
  • Conversations

  • Meetings

  • Networking

  • Team-building activities

  • Celebrations

  • Teleconferences

  • Videoconferences

  • Web-based meetings

  • Telephone calls

Different Time
  • Reports

  • Newsletters

  • Videotapes

  • Audiotapes

  • Yellow sticky notes

  • Memos

  • Voicemail

  • email

  • FAX

  • Web sites

  • Network-based tools

  • Interoffice mail

  • Other mail

Use all the communication means you have available, and provide information to team members using the methods they find easiest to use. Team members will need access to detailed information, so ensure ...

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