How to Draft a Stakeholder Communication Plan

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how-to-draft-a-stakeholder-communication-planThe truth is that there are quite a lot of things that you would need to take into account when you manage a project. Even though a stakeholder communication plan isn’t always necessary, for long-term and heavy projects you are most certainly going to need to have one. With this in mind, we would like to go through a few things that you might want to take into account in order to be able to create one from scratch which meets the expectations of the stakeholder and fulfills its overall requirements and expectations. Let’s go right ahead and take a look.

Identify the need for communication

This is rather obvious but it’s particularly important. Your client and all of the stakeholders need to be well aware of the fact that you are incredibly concerned with their critical opinion and that breeds the need for transparency and communication. Upon doing so you are instantly gaining their trust and that’s generally one of the most important things that you would have to do in the first stages of the project. Read the Complete Article

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instagram icon 2016 iOS Following tests earlier this year, Instagram today confirmed it’s rolling out a “Save Draft” feature to all users. As the name implies, this new addition means you’re now able to begin working on a post, then save a copy of your changes to be completed at a later point. This option appears when you hit the “Back” button in the app – something that… Read More

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Pinterest hires a head of engineering for its new Seattle office

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Twitter’s new, ‘simpler’ rules for character counts in tweets go live

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twitter-140-media Did you hear? Twitter would like you to know that its service is now easier to use, thanks to a series of rule revisions announced in May, which have just gone live. Starting today, Twitter is cutting down on what counts towards your 140 characters. As a refresher, that means media content like photos, videos, GIFs, polls and Quote Tweets no longer eat into your character count. Links still… Read More

Facebook ads still slipping past Adblock Plus via stripped-down code

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twitter-140-media Twitter today is rolling out a series of new features designed to help users better connect with businesses offering customer support through their official Twitter accounts. Now those businesses will be able to clearly display on their profile if their account offers customer service, as well as which times those accounts are active. The business can now indicate if it offers service via a… Read More