IT project managers are typically individuals presumed to have in-depth technical skills. However, technical aptitude is not the primary key to successful project management. Specifically, IT projects generally will not succeed unless they are managed by professionals who have an adequate combination of business as well as technical communication skills.
Considering one project management model definition; Project Communications Management are the processes impacting timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and ultimate disposition of project information. Within this context, planning a formal communications network, with purpose clarity and policy distinctiveness, is essential for IT projects. Furthermore, disseminating IT project information is considered fundamental to practicing structured project management. Wherefore, providing effective and efficient information distribution and storage normally requires a technology-based project management information system.
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