The Director of Project Management, Jennifer Whitt – Bridges, in one Project Management’s whiteboard sessions, stated that; “If we look at a pyramid, and the executives, sponsors, and shareholders being at the top, at the peak. There are fewer of these people on our projects. Then we go to the change control board, where there are probably more members representing maybe business units, different organizations, outside organizations, internal organizations, and then project teams.” which gave Project Management the initiative to come up with a strategy, to make the bottom of this complex pyramid easier to look at, by painting a big, single picture from thousands of different stories.
Who is the Audience?
In presenting organizational projects and deliverables, it is always important to know who is going to read the report, what’s their role and their level of complexity. These issues are often encountered by the people in the middle management. “Who is your audience? What information do they need? Do they need a high level status report? Do they need a dashboard? Do they like the red, green, yellow reports? Do they like numbers? Do they need budget so that they can make decisions? Do they need more information on dependencies?
The 3 Dimensional Model
One of the hardest process in organizational communications is getting one decision from the higher management, sending it down to different departments, playing different roles and sending back their reactions up on top; which most likely doesn’t get further responses afterwards. Project Management’s 3 Dimensional Model makes this flow easier by making things understandable to different sects, lessens the organizational jargon and makes communication easier from up, down and all around. Just like how Whitt – Bridges said it would be.
If there’s a free flow of understandable communication within an organization, anyone from the top of the pyramid can easily give and take results with different departments;
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