Project Scope: You have been appointed as a project manager for the installation of a solar energy system in order to provide backup electricity to an old age home. Due to the recent electricity outages, the continuous operation of critical equipment at the old age home have been affected which has resulted in the death of a few of the residents. Due to sympathy from the public, large corporates have syndicated to provide the urgent funding needed to purchase and install the solar energy system. The stakeholders for this project are anxious about the progress of the project. They have demanded involvement from planning up until closure of the project. Consider the project stakeholder and communication management theory that you have studied and answer the questions that follow.
Question 1 (20 Marks)
Project communication, according to Healy (1997:227), has a dual purpose: the first is to cause some action or agreement to take place, and the second is to make a record that might be needed later. You are required to critically discuss the importance of effective and efficient communication in your project.