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Folks, if you can’t communicate properly – get out of the project management business!

It is imperative that we learn how to get a message across to an individual, a group of people or a community. We have to understand how to package the information that someone requires or that we need them to have.

Now, that last sentence carries a big wallop. It means that before we send out a message we need to think about what they need and what they want – two very different things to a project manager. As well we need to think about what we want them to hear – very important.

I think the biggest rub against project manager is that we don’t know how to get the message across succinctly and quickly. We are too detailed and we want to spew way too much