Ann is a co-founder of PR Academy, a leading provider of public relations and communication education. Her special areas of interest are internal communication and project communication.
Ann leads PR Academy’s CIPR internal comms certificate.
For communication professionals working on projects one of the biggest challenges can be working out what the project is actually doing. In the first of this series of blogs, I draw on what I discuss in the book, first up – what documentation shouldl you be reading?
All projects will have documentation that can help the communicator. When you arrive on a project, it can pay to spend some quiet time reading key documents. This will help you to then ask the right questions and seem well informed. Depending on the size of the project and the project methodology being used, documents may vary in name and nature, but here are some valuable ones to review:
Next time, I will be looking at how to make sure you are speaking to the right people and asking the right questions.
This is a summary of an article that first appeared in Simply Communicate.