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Stage 3: Plan the Project


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What it is: Develop Project Communication Plan

A communication plan facilitates effective and efficient communications with the various audiences having a major stake in the project. It describes how project communications will occur. A good communication plan generally includes the following elements:

  • Communication objectives
  • Target audiences
  • Key content for the communications
  • Communication method and frequency

Good two-way communications among all stakeholders is key for the success of the project. Good communication forestalls surprises, prevents duplication of effort, and can help to reveal omissions and misallocation of resources early enough to permit corrections.

Who is Involved
Project Manager
Project Sponsor
Project Stakeholders

This information is included in a separate section of your project plan often referred to as the “Communication Plan.”



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Updated February 1, 2006 - v1.0