Communications Methods

Communication methods refer to how the project information is shared among the stakeholders. According to the PMBOK® Guide, there are three classifications of communication methods. We'll briefly look at each of them.

Interactive communication Interactive communication involves multidirectional communication where two or more parties must exchange thoughts or ideas. This method includes videoconferencing, phone or conference calls, and meetings.

Push communications Push communications is one way and refers to sending information to intended receivers. It includes methods such as letters, memos, reports, emails, voicemails, and so on. This method assures the communication was sent but is not concerned with whether it was actually received or understood by the intended receivers.

Pull communications This is the opposite of push communications. The likely recipients of the information access the information themselves using methods such as web sites, e-learning sites, knowledge repositories, shared network drives, and so on.

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