The Impact of Project Management Communication on Project Success

Communication not only keeps everyone up-to-date on the project progress, but also facilitates buy-in and ownership of major project decisions and milestones. 

The ability to communicate clearly can be the difference between success and failure in project management. A strong leader will not just relay messages from one level to another. Clear and consistent communication needs to be 
the standard for sharing information.

The Importance of Project Management Communication

Steady and transparent interaction can be a challenge, but needs to be the first priority you establish on a project. When the leader creates an environment where information and project statuses can be shared effectively, it will improve exchanges across every level. 

To implement an efficient and effective communication atmosphere, a plan needs to be developed. With so many communication technologies available, you need to use the options that best fit your team and their needs. This plan can include anything from Facebook and Twitter to video conferencing and email. Leverage the resources that you have and utilize the best options for your objectives. 

57% of companies blame communication breakdowns as a major cause of project failure” -Spikes Cavell Survey

Another key communication element is to have a central, common area or method to post notes, documents and other critical information for your team to access. The communication on a project should be a two way street. Leaders of a project should embrace input and feedback and encourage creativity from all team members.

With a collaborative effort in place, many participants will take ownership not only for their work, but for the project as a whole. To learn more about project leadership and communication, download the full ebook below. 

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