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17 June 2009

If communication is so important...

If communication is so important, what are the standard ways we measure it?

I am reading and marking essays.  One of the great things about this process is reading perspectives on project management from informed outsiders.  It's really interesting hearing other people's take on my job.

Take this comment from an essay; "Project managers always say how important communication is.  But how is communication measured?"

Yes, you have a plan, and yes you track whether things are done on time and to budget. 

But how do you measure the effectiveness of your project communciations?  And how do you make sure the activities remain aligned to the project goals?

Photo by  woodleywonderworks CC @ Flickr.