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4 Communication Rules Vital for Project Management

Effective communication is one of the significant keys to project success. But usually, the project managers emphasize more on chain communication and this is where they lack.

Poor communication may lead to fragmentation and duplication of work. In this article at PM Basics, the author suggests four key rules of communication for the project managers to bring better results.

Identifying Needs

To begin with, the project managers should identify all the requirements and approved methods of communication with the team. They can take different avenues like hallway meetings, standup calls, or formal project process, and status meetings.

The Rules Book

With the gradual shift in focus towards the paperless work environment, communication became an indispensable source of information circulation. Consequently, these proverbs are awfully essential for project managers to learn:

  1. Always remember your past mistakes to avoid them in the future. It is better to adopt process improvement practices with the teams to discern expected issues and materialize a better solution for the subsequent decisions.
  2. Planning equally helps in avoiding pitfalls. Staying on track throughout the project process will minimize unsolicited challenges, leaving very little space for obstacles on their way to success.
  3. Only aligned moves can keep you on the right track. Therefore, make an accurate and precise timeline without missing the likelihood of issues coming from clients, third-party vendors, or some technical glitches.
  4. Be future-ready by discussing deliverables, handoffs, and other integration points on priority with the team. Save adequate time to address last-minute client needs and queries.

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