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Focus on Skills: Communication Skills for Project and Programme Managers

Author:
Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
Publisher:
TSO (The Stationery Office)

Part of the Focus on Skills Series, this publication, 'Focus on Skills: Communication Skills for Project and Programme Managers', explains the use and importance of communication skills and the structure of how these skills are applied throughout the lifecycle of a project or programme. The publication details how the application of the skill set changes as the project progresses through its lifecycle, from the project start when establishing support for the project is vital to controlling the project stages.

Key features:

  • Provides practical help in the form of checklists for suggested tasks, templates for key documents, and agendas for suggested meetings.

  • Contains a step-by-step guide to how the key communication skills can be demonstrated in different situations and is backed up by examples and anecdotes from project managers in different industry sectors in both the public and the private sector.

  • Offers practical help explaining how key aspects of communication skills can be practically applied, including sections on:

    • Identifying and advising on key messages

    • Providing constructive feedback and ensuring two way communication channels are planned and carried out

    • Using communication to influence and negotiate throughout the project/programme lifecycle

    • Technical skills related to facilitating workshops, writing reports and chairing.

PRINCE2 Exams and Editions

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams based on PRINCE2 2009 have been available from 06 July 2009. PRINCE2 exams based on the PRINCE2 2005 edition will continue to run until the end of 2009. Visit PRINCE2 2009 FAQs for more information.

PRINCE2 2009 Edition

There are now two editions for PRINCE2; 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' is aimed at people who work on projects on a daily basis and 'Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' provides a guide for those who direct or sponsor projects, both of which are available below.

Related resources:

> PRINCE2 2009 Overview Brochure (PDF - 257Kb)

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Extent 80 pages ISBN 9780113310821
Size 216 x 216mm Price £25.00
Format Paperback Published 24 Jun 2008
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