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Project Management for Engineering Design by Charles Lessard

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CHAPTER 11

Project Communications Management

It is interesting to note that our society and culture do not portray engineers as good communicators. Both the New York Times and the Washington DC have printed front page articles on the poor communications skills of engineers. Without a doubt, history has shown that engineers must be able to communicate effectively to succeed in their positions, since strong verbal skills are a key factor in career advancement for engineering professionals. The IEEE USA Professional Activities has published newsletter with the fact that being technically qualified is insufficient to maintain employment, the engineer and specially engineering managers must possess interpersonal and communications skills. Project ...

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