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The Importance of Project Management Communication Skills

Regardless of project scope, budget, or timeline, program managers at MRIGlobal understand that communication skills are vital for a successful working relationship. The ability to openly interact with our clients and relay information to our team members impacts our efficiency and effectiveness. 

MRIGlobal is a not-for-profit contract research organization based in Kansas City that specializes in defense, human health, pharmaceutical sciences, in-vitro diagnostics, energy,  agriculture, and global health. Our solution-driven teams are dedicated to finding answers that will make the country and world safer for all. 

Read on to learn more about the importance of communication in project and program management

Communication skills streamline a project

With open communication it is easier to complete a project within the required schedule. When everyone is communicating, there is less error, confusion, or mistakes due to miscommunication. In many cases, our clients come to us with a need for something novel and innovative, yet they don’t have specifications on how to achieve it. Therefore, our program managers remain in constant contact to gain more insight on client needs, so we can propose solutions that cater to them. 

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Communication skills maximize a budget

A budget plays a large role in project and program management. For this reason, a program manager’s job is to ensure everyone adheres to a strict budget, even if that requires changes in scope. To meet those needs, our program managers speak directly to the client and find solutions that will maximize a budget without compromising what the client wants. 

While this may take some strategic planning on our part, we thrive in an environment where we have to come together and figure out the perfect solution. As a result, there isn’t often a project we can’t do or won’t strive to do, regardless of the budget constraints. 

Communication skills foster better ideas

Imagine dealing with a problem for the first time and having to come up with a solution alone. You may be able to come up with an answer that works, however, there may be a lot of angles and alternatives one didn’t consider. Communication allows for the flow of ideas between all parties, enabling us to figure out how to make something work, even if it has never been done in the past. For this reason, a lot of our clients see us as leaders in innovation; able to formulate, engineer, and build work that others may not have considered. 

Learn more about our project management communication skills at MRIGlobal

For more than 75 years, MRIGlobal has advanced scientific research across a variety of industries, and we focus on supporting better health outcomes on a global scale. For us, it’s not simply about science; it’s about the people who make it all happen. 

We are solution-driven. We find answers, even in the most complex situations. Through our dedication, we can solve virtually any technical problem. 

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