A Survival Guide for Project Managers (1998) by James Taylor

By James Taylor

Venture managers want certain units of abilities - technical abilities to house tracking, monitoring, and controlling a undertaking, and human talents to address the issues that consistently come up whilst humans needs to interact. A Survival advisor for undertaking Managers blends those very diverse ability units right into a complete, all-in-one source ideal for somebody who must examine the basics of undertaking administration.

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Do I ever use racial or sexually biased language? · Do I use correct grammar? Many people will be surprised at the number of bad habits they have because we don't often take stock of our shortcomings. After self-assessment, it is beneficial to ask someone closea spouse, parent, or siblingto provide a similar assessment. With several data points you can develop and then implement a plan for improving your communication skills. Exhibit 2-3 illustrates this process. Developing Presentation Skills Project managers regularly communicate on a one-on-one basis, as well as in groups and to groups.

The question is, What can be done to improve the process? To improve the process requires an understanding of the five processes of verbal communication. The Five Processes of Verbal Communication Verbal communicationsthose that deal with words, whether orally transmitted or writtenencompass five processes: 1. Speaking 2. Writing 3. Reading 4. Listening 5. Thinking The three of these that most clearly affect the project manager's ability to communicate and function in the project manage- Page 24 ment role are speaking, writing, and listening skills.

Focus on the important points of the message. appropriate level of concern and support. If the meeting is a team meeting to discuss the status of a project task, then a high level of critical and interactive listening is required. If the meeting is for entertaining or recognizing a team member's work, then listening noncritically is called for. Facilitative listeners adapt to the appropriate level of listening to fit the purpose of the meeting. Page 40 Allocate adequate time for the meeting. There are few things more annoying than having members of a team move in and out of a meeting or for a person to interrupt a meeting to take telephone calls.

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