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An effective communication strategy is absolutely essential for achieving effective project integration management. Any time the goal is to integrate numerous concurrently operating activities, the role of communication becomes central. This is because independently operating activities all come with their own unique obstacles and challenges. Some of the obstacles and challenges are interrelated, and they may depend on what is happening at another level of the project. Also, without an effective communication strategy, design team members seeking to overcome these obstacles and challenges may engage in activities that are not cost- or time-effective.

Respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.

â?¢How does project status, issue, and accomplishment information get shared?
â?¢What types of information are shared through documents? What types are shared through meetings? What types are shared through informal communications?
â?¢How has e-mail affected the efficiency and effectiveness of project communications?
â?¢How has social networking affected the efficiency and effectiveness of project communications?

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Effective Communication Strategy
Effective communication requires an effective strategy. It is the foundation of an organization's interpersonal relationship and an approach whose interpretation can lead to success. An organization's exceptional strategy is rendered useless if they are not effectively communicated to those whose job it is to implement them. Effective communication can therefore enhance an organization's strategic advantage, increase competency, and provide a distinguishing potential.

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How do project status, issue, and accomplishment information get shared?
Most IT professionals provide excellent skills to their projects and work long hours. However, when it comes to writing a status report, they lack the communication skills to do it. Here are some guidelines for the proper sharing of the project status and other accomplishment information:

?A project status report should be done in a regular basis as a formalized report on the progress of the project and the project plan.
?It should effectively and efficiently communicate the status of the project at regular time periods to project sponsors and all stakeholders and should be secured against unforeseen surprises.
?An at-a-glance summary that swiftly shows execs how the project is doing and what help is needed is ideal since execs are usually pressed for time and only need to understand the project landscape at a glance.
?Include all the information ...

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The solution answers a few specific questions based on an effective communication strategy in an organization. Among these, the solution addresses how do project status, issue, and accomplishment information get shared, what types of information are shared through documents, what types are shared through meetings, and what types are shared through informal communications, how has e-mail affected the efficiency and effectiveness of project communications, and how has social networking affected the efficiency and effectiveness of project communications.

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