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Stage 4: Execute & Control


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What it is: Manage Communications

Managing communications makes sure that everyone involved and interested in the project is kept informed.

Information is made available to appropriate audiences at the appropriate time as defined in the Communication Plan developed in the Planning Stage.

Key Project communications include:

  • Project Team progress reports to the project manager describing project accomplishments and revised estimates of work to be completed.
  • Project Status Reports to the project sponsor and other relevant audiences to measure the health and progress of the project against the project plan.

Communication is a fundamental way to manage stakeholder expectations about how the project is progressing and to communicate who needs to be doing what to the project team. 

Who is Involved
Project Manager
Project Team
Project Sponsor
Project Stakeholders

Communications Plan is applied, monitored and updated
Project Status Reports


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Updated February 1, 2006 - v1.0