Book: The Project Management Communications Toolkit
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Although the focus of this book is specific tools that support project communication,the media that support those tools are critical. In a handful of years, the modes andcapabilities of the information storage and transfer media will have doubled ortripled in type, speed, and capacity—that is the nature of modern communications.The greatest evidence of this informational assault can be found in computerbasedtechnologies, but that does not mean that more conventional technologiesand approaches are moot. The technologies and media examined here includecomputer-based, audio, video, traditional written, and verbal communications.Chapters 3 through 7 will thoroughly examine the nature of a variety of toolsand templates that could be applied using many of the technologies and approachespresented in this chapter. Stakeholder analyses, for example, can be captured in theproject management software or in forms, presentations, or e-mail. The tools andtemplates are not generally exclusive to a single medium. This discussion focuses onthe media that are at the project manager’s disposal and how they are best applied.