Project Management Foundations: Communication

  • Course details

    As a project manager, you'll spend most of your time communicating. To keep a fast-moving project on track, you need to know how to juggle the emails, phone calls, voice mail, and documentation. In this course, instructor Doug Rose shares the secrets of managing project communication, detailing how to craft a solid communication strategy that helps your team maximize buy-in and prioritize stakeholder input. Discover how to use a communication plan to develop two-way communication goals, run efficient meetings, and create concise reports.

    Instructor

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      Doug Rose

      Data Science | Artificial Intelligence | Data Ethics | Author

      Doug Rose teaches Fortune 500s and next-gen project management professionals how to be agile and lead change.

      Doug Rose specializes in organizational coaching, training, and change management. He's worked for more than 20 years transforming organizations with technology and training. He's helped several Fortune 500 clients optimize their business processes and improve productivity and delivery. His most recent book is Leading Agile Teams. He also teaches several lively and engaging courses at the University of Chicago, Syracuse University, Emory University, and the University of Virginia.

      Doug has a master's degree in information management and a juris doctor (JD) degree. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), as well as a Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCHD).

      You can visit him online at Doug Enterprises.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Communication skills benefit projects

    - Fishermen fish, bakers bake, and project managers communicate. Project managers spend most of their time communicating, and for good reason. A successful project depends on good communication, and problems are almost always blamed on bad communication. Today's projects can move fast, and many different groups will clamor for information. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the email and voicemail. This course will help you streamline your communication into a steady flow. It'll give you strategies on how to prioritize and who gets what information. Then I'll show you how to create a communication plan so that everyone in your project knows what to expect. I'll also show you how to create clear, well written reports that are more likely to be read. Finally, we'll talk about avoiding some common communication challenges. Good communication is both an art and a science. If you understand the science, you can use your own skills to practice the art. So let's start talking about project…

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