Communications Management Plan
The goal of a communications management plan is to ensure that communication, which is important for all projects, is established so that the lines of communication are defined so that project managers, project team members, the client/customer, and all relevant stakeholders understand how to properly ensure communication is directed and recorded so there is no confusion regarding proper communication. Remember, your responsibility as a project manager is to control the flow of communication. Not having an effective communications management plan can reduce the influence a project manager has. Also, keep in mind communication and types of communication are different for every organization. Your focus for your communication plan will focus specifically on items/events. Therefore, create a communication management template by item/event. You can use Excel or Word. The columns will be (Review video for more details about each column):
- Who is responsible?
- Authority to release?
Make sure you adapt the plan to the organization and the stakeholders of your term project that was approved via the business case and that you consider the different types of communication items/events that exists.