Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding what information to include, part of Managing Project Communication.
The Romans saw purple as a sign of wealth.…Purple garments were made from a small snail…that was expensive and difficult to find.…Purple was exclusive and rare.…The Roman poet Horace criticized long wind writers…by saying it was like someone who sewed purple patches…into their clothes.…The writers were trying to sound more thoughful…by weaving in snazzy language.…The string of extra words was called purple prose.…2,000 years later you still see a lot of purple prose.…It's very common in project reports.…
Many reports use purple prose…as a way to make the mundane sound spectacular.…Some writers produce purple prose…without even thinking about it…but reports written this way…are very difficult to understand.…If your reader can't understand your meaning…then your report will likely go unread.…Focus on brevity and clarity when you write your reports.…A good report communicates…just what the reader needs to know.…Sometimes purple prose is used to mask questionable ideas.…
Many project managers believe that the stakeholders…
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- Using formal and informal means to communicate
- Prioritizing stakeholder needs
- Listening actively
- Planning project communication
- Understanding leadership language
- Writing clear and concise project reports
- Learning how and when to say "no"<br><br>
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