09. Communications Management

This covers all tasks related to producing, compiling, sending, storing, distributing, and managing project records with three processes to determine what to communicate, to whom, how often, and when to reevaluate the plan, and understanding who your stakeholders are and what they need to know.

All communication should be timely, relevant, and accurate. 

Process Group Communications Management Process
Initiating None
Planning Plan Communications Management
Executing Manage Communications
Monitoring & Controlling Monitor Communications
Closing None

Process Primary Output
Plan Communications Management Communications Management Plan
Manage Communications Project Communications
Monitor Communications None

Effective project managers spend about 90% of their time on communications, as this is one of their most important skills to have. They should be in charge of the communication process, not each and every communication.