Project communications management is the process of creating, distributing, storing, and managing project information.
Of the 10 knowledge areas of project management, communication is the one that tends to break down the most frequently.
That’s because project communication management involves a lot more than just talking with project team members and stakeholders.
What Does Project Communications Management Involve?
The goal of project communications management is to ensure that project stakeholders have the information they need, when they need it.
Project communications management includes the following processes:
- Identifying the stakeholders who will receive project information
- Determining what information the stakeholders need
- Creating a communication plan that outlines how and when information will be distributed
- Managing changes to the communication plan
- Distributing project information to stakeholders according to the communication plan
- Storing project information so that it can be retrieved as needed
These processes are important for ensuring that everyone involved in a project has the necessary information to do their job. Without effective communication, projects can easily become derailed.
Project communications management is a critical part of project management and should not be overlooked.
An effective communication plan can make the difference between a successful project and a failed one.
For more, check out our article on the 10 knowledge areas of project management.