A37. Focused Communication

This activity is part of the Post-Project section. Post-Project activities are done by the Sponsor, after the project is finished, when there's no program or portfolio management system to carry on the responsibility. The goal is to keep tracking the benefits of the project.
Post-Project activities repeat every 6 months, for 2 to 5 years (depending on the project).

At this point, the Sponsor sends a message to everyone inside the company and announces the benefits they have just measured.

This is a continuous reminder for everyone that projects are done for their business values, and they need to consider it in their current projects.

 

Examples

  • HiĀ all,
    I’m glad to inform you that the document management system we implemented in the company through Project PaperLess has reduced our operation cost by 3% in the past six-months, which is a great return on investment. I’d like to thank all the ex-team-members for their great job.
  • Hi all,
    As you know, we have a small share in the income of the 100-unit residential complex we built for CompanyXYZ two years ago. I’m glad to inform you that we’ve earned a lot of money because of that small share in the past six-months; more than we initially expected. Thank you all for your great work.
    And by the way, John and I were thinking about arranging a one-day picnic for everyone, to have a small celebration. Please let me know if you have any ideas for where to go, and what to do.

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