Research various software packages, such as Microsoft® Enterprise or SharePoint, and select one that has the most useful tools to coordinate data, resource management, scheduling, and communication. In no more than 350 words, explain why this software is appropriate.
Navigate to http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_07.htm. Download the free Power/Interest Grid .pdf file. Reproduce the grid in a Microsoft® Word document. Brainstorm various stakeholders of this project and plot them on the grid. Identify and categorize stakeholders according to reporting needs.
Create a communication plan matrix, using Microsoft® Excel. Indicate the frequency and type of communication appropriate for each stakeholder and which team member would be responsible for overseeing each communication.
Write an executive summary of no more than 1,050 words in which you explain how the communication plan and software will enable the project leader to effectively manage communication on the project.
Combine the software recommendation, Power/Interest Grid, communication plan matrix, and executive summary into a cohesive report.
Format your report consistent with APA guidelines.