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Project Management Skill: Getting the Team to Communicate

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Project Management Skill

One of the most important abilities a good project manager has is being able communicate effectively.  Project managers need to know when to communicate, when not to communicate, and how to do it effectively.

Having good communication skills means knowing the the right format – should I email this person, call her, or schedule a meeting in person?  Once you identify the best approach, you need to determine the correct words to make your communication diplomatic and direct enough for the situation.
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How to Leave a Project

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How to leave a project

According to the Project Management Institute, a project is a temporary group activity designed to produce a unique product, service or result. Because of that, hopefully everyone who serves on a project, knows that they will eventually leave that project.

Most projects are not fully staffed for the duration. Nearly every project that I’ve seen has ramped up slowly, starting with only a few team members.  It ramps up, occasionally adding or changing staff as needed. Then, as the project ramps down, so does the staffing.  The bell-shaped curve follows its course through project closure.
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