Lack of communication in project management

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Failure of projects are often resulting in poor communication between the project management and stakeholders. The purpose of this article is to investigate the contributory cause for lack of communication skills between all the parties in a project. A research conducted by Project Management institution (PMI) shows that one-third of the time a project fails, it is due to the poor communication. This means that the topic is often overlooked and not prioritised like other important parts in a successful project. Using communication theory analysis, this highlights the importance of what a good communication can do in a project, and which effects it can have if communication fails. There are many aspects on how communication fails in a project. Project managers and stakeholders needs to engage in the ongoing process in each step, to ensure that all the parties agree upon each benchmark. By doing so this will minimise the risk of major failures in the late stages of the projects, where there will be a chance to correct the mistake without necessarily adding more money to the project or prolong the final submission of the project.

To improve the communication in a project there must be an agreement between all the parties that is participated in the project. The following agreement could be on international projects.

• Language that is used for the project • Communication channels • Programs • Organisational chart • Time schedule • Total coast

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