A27. Focused Communication

This activity is part of the Cycle Closing section, when we finalize everything we've done during the month, and prepare for the next cycle.

The Project Manager sends a message to all team members and tells them about the project achievements in the cycle. This reminds everyone to be focused on the objectives, rather than random specialist activities.

Remember that it should be about achievements, rather than “work”.

 

Examples

  • Hi everyone,
    We’re done with another cycle, which was in fact a great one. We finished the structure of two building blocks, and utilities of 17 units. We’re a little behind schedule, but I’m sure we can recover from it in the next cycle. We’ll do the cycle planning together on Monday, and I’ll let you know about it as soon as possible. Meanwhile, let me know if you have any considerations.
  • Hi everyone,
    We’re at the end of the sixth month of the project, and I have good news: we finished all the Must-Have features of the website. We have four more months in the project to deliver as many Should-Have and Could-Have items as possible. Great job everyone! I’m looking forward to the next Cycle Planning.

Preparing

  • A01. Appoint the Sponsor
  • A02. Prepare the Project Summary
  • A03. Appoint the Project Manager
  • A04. Set up the PMIS
  • A05. Appoint the rest of the team
  • A06. Populate the PMIS
  • A07. [Select suppliers and agree on the Supplier PMs]
  • A08. Preparation Audit
  • A09. Go/No-Go
  • A10. Project kick-off
  • A11. Focused Communication

Cycle Planning

  • A12. Update the PMIS
  • A13. [select suppliers and agree on the Supplier PMs]
  • A14. Go/No-Go
  • A15. Cycle kick-off
  • A16. Focused Communication

Weekly Activities

  • A17. Measure and report performance
  • A18. Manage deviations
  • A19. Weekly kick-off
  • A20. Weekly Audit
  • A21. Focused Communication

Daily Activities

  • A22. Capture RICs
  • A23. React to RICs, based on Delegation Limits
  • A24. Accept completed products from the Team Leaders and Supplier PMs

Cycle Closing

  • A25. Evaluate the customer and team satisfaction
  • A26. Plan for improvements
  • A27. Focused Communication

Closing

  • A28. Receive approval and hand over the product
  • A29. Handover the Business Case to the responsible person
  • A30. Evaluate the customer and team satisfaction
  • A31. Closing Audit
  • A32. Archive the PMIS
  • A33. Celebrate and announce closure
  • A34. Focused Communication

Post-Project

  • A35. Check the Business Case and evaluate the benefits
  • A36. Design additional activities if required
  • A37. Focused Communication

Shortcuts

About PMIS elements (documents)

  • A04. Set up the PMIS
  • A06. Populate the PMIS

About Roles (people)

  • A05. Appoint the rest of the team

About Planning

  • A06. Populate the PMIS
  • A12. Update the PMIS