PMP Exam Prep – Project Communications Management

Project Communications Management

  • Includes the processes that are required to ensure timely and appropriate planning, collecting, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and the ultimate disposition of project information.

Includes 3 Processes

  • Plan Communications Management
  • Manage Communications
  • Control Communications

Plan Communications Management

  • Develops an appropriate approach and plan for the project communications bases on stakeholders’ informaion needs and requirements.

Key Inputs

  • Project Management Plan
  • Stakeholders Register
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Assets

Tools and Techniques

  • Communications Requirements Analysis
  • Communications Technology
  • Communications Models

Key Outputs

  • Communications Management Plan
  • Project Documents Updates

Manage Communications

  • This process creates, collects, distributes, stores, retrieves, and determines the ultimate disposition of project information.

Key Inputs

  • Communications Management Plan
  • Work Performance Reports
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Assets

Tools and Techniques

  • Communication Technology
  • Communication Models
  • Communication Methods
  • Information Management Systems
  • Performance Reporting

Key Outputs

  • Project Communications
  • Project Management Plan Updates
  • Project Document updates
  • Organizational Process Assets Updates

Control Communications

  • The process of monitoring and controlling communications throughout the entire project life cycle to ensure the information needs of the project stakeholders are met.

Key Inputs

  • Project Management Plan
  • Project Communications
  • Issue Log
  • Work Performance Data
  • Organizational Process Assets

Tools and Techniques

  • Information Management Systems
  • Expert Judgement
  • Meetings

Key Outputs

  • Work Performance Information
  • Change Requests
  • Project Management Plan Updates
  • Project Documents Updates
  • Organizational Process Assets
"Material in this blog post are based on the text, Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project
Management Body of Knowledge (PEMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition, Project Management, Institute, Inc 2013"

"The definitions in this blog post are taken from the Glossarey of the Project Management Institue,
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) - Fifthe Edition,
Project Management Institue, Inc. 2013"

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