9-3. Project communication- when and what

When should communication occur

  1. Commit to a communication schedule – this step should be part of your project plan
  2. Different schedules for different parties; this should depend on the type of stakeholders and  their needs
  3. Milestones
  4. Schedule & plan changes
  5. Significant change requests
  6. After team meetings

What should be communicated

  1. Project goals & plans
  2. Project schedules
  3. Project progress, status, updates
  4. Resource usage & costs (current & projected)
  5. Projected release dates
  6. Specifications & changes – have you ever worked on a project where changes were made but you were not aware? how did it affect your morale?

Here are a couple of templates you can use to aid you in improving project communications