5th Edition PMBOK® Guide—Chapter 10: Communications Management Knowledge Area


 

 

1.  Introduction

The next chapter, chapter 10, covers management of the communications on a project.   The flow of information so that it gets to the appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner is one of the crucial aspects of managing a project.

2.  Communications Management Processes

There are three project management processes in the Communications Management Knowledge Area.  One of them is in the Planning Process Group, one of them is in the Executing Process Group, and the last one is the Monitoring & Controlling Process Group.

The first process, that of Plan Communications Management, creates the Communications Management Plan which is the framework for all of the other processes.  The second process, that of Manage Communications, is in the Executing process group and is where the project manager makes sure that the appropriate stakeholders have information that they need to do their project work, to make decisions, or simply to be informed of the results of decisions.  The last process, in the Monitoring & Controlling process group, is the process Control Communications.  Like any other process in the monitoring & controlling process group, it may require an update to the Project Management Plan, or even require change requests that need to be evaluated in the process Perform Integrated Change Control

 

Process Group Process Number Process
Name
Process Description
Planning  0.1 Plan Communications Management Developing an appropriate approach and plan for project communications based on stakeholders’ needs and requirements, and available organizational assets.
Executing 10.2 Manage Communications Process of creating, collecting, distributing, storing, retrieving project information.
Monitoring & Controlling 10.3 Control Communications Process of monitoring and controlling communications throughout the entire project life cycle.

 

The next post will cover the first of these processes, process 10.1 Plan Human Resources Management.

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