There is a strong element of selling in Project Management. Project management is usually about change and change almost always strikes resistance. The Project Manager has to sell the change, and prepare those who will be impacted to accept the change. A good Project Manager will always be asking “How can I use this activity to sell the project? What should I be doing to prepare people for the change?” This white paper sets out to explore some public relations strategies.
A failure to communicate is often the greatest threat to the success of information technology projects. All of these factors depend on having good communication skills. This white paper will highlight key aspects of effective communication and the communication process.
The old models of how people interact and collaborate have been radically transformed in recent times. People are using blogs, wikis and collaborative planning tools to work together. All these applications represent a significant opportunity for organizations to create new social and Web-based collaboration and increase productivity. Project management is undergoing significant changes due to the introduction of the new technologies for managing project teams.
The management of change is an important discipline in today’s ever changing business environment. Change is never easy, and managing it in a large corporate environment is even more challenging. This article is based on a research report that was conducted in 2004 and deals with the management of change in a large South African banking institution.
This is a PowerPoint presentation that can be downloaded. It was presented to the Australian Computer Society covering how to set up a Communication Plan, and detailing an approach to change management. It is approximately 80 slides.