PMiA June – Communication Channels and Techniques

Communication Channels and Techniques

Ready, Fire, Aim…let’s discuss our favourite topic, “Project Communications” – the art and science of getting a variety of messages across to different groups of people in differing formats.

In the modern workplace of managing multiple projects, matrixed resources and information overload, an information diet of clear and consistent communications is needed to ensure the stakeholders are on the same page and accountable.

I am sure you would agree well over half the PM’s job is comms related. I would venture to say at least 70 percent of it, while the remaining 30 would be subject knowledge, processes and tools.

In this session, we will discuss the need for solid communications, What to communicate, When to communicate and How. Most importantly, how to gauge success and improve.

Remember, communication excellence is obtained and maintained by the practice.
 
Guest Speaker: Mark Sicé

Mark has been involved within the ICT industry for over 27 years, having started his career as a Telco technician, progressing into data communications and computer networking involving voice, data and security technologies. Being people focused, Mark grew into technical pre-sales, business development and eventually line management of system support staff, software developers and testing teams.

Recently, Mark has been focused on project delivery initiatives and has held positions as Project, PMO and Portfolio Manager. To back up, the practical experience, Mark has the following qualifications, ScrumMaster, Prince2 Practitioner, Managing Successful Programs Foundation and a graduate certificate in Project Management.

To escape the ever-increasing traffic in Melbourne, Mark moved to Albury/Wodonga, spending two good years working for Charles Sturt University as a Senior Project Manager. Mark has recently joined the dynamic project team at Albury Wodonga Health and is looking to connect with peers in the area to further develop and improve Project related outcomes for Businesses.

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