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PMI: Project Planning – Communications and Stakeholder Management

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About This Course

Walk through the steps in creating the Commonsensical Project Communications Plan and the Stakeholder Management Plan. We’ll cover all the components of each plan, highlighting on specific approaches, assumptions, and tools. Downloadable templates (.docx) with example content are provided, as well as the Stakeholder Analysis Assistant tool (.xlsx) that will help you with your Stakeholder Analysis technique.

This course is also available in The Project Planning Series, a 5-course bundle.


  • Introductions and Learning Objectives
  • What is the Project Communications Plan?
  • The Stakeholder Management Plan
  • The Stakeholder Register
  • Stakeholder Management Plan (SMP) Components
  • Communications Management Plan (CMP)
  • Commonsensical Approach
  • Course Summary


  • Stakeholder Analysis Assistant Tool.xlsx
  • Velociteach Communications Management Plan Template
  • Velociteach Stakeholder Management Plan Template
  • Velociteach  Stakeholder Analysis Assistant Tool
  • Certificate of Completion

Target Audience: Best for PMP® and PgMP® certification holders.

Outcome: 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs) that can be applied towards the following certifications: PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-BA, PMI-RMP, and PMI-SP

Author: Bob Mahler 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course registered with PMI? Will I earn Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

    Yes and yes!  Your PDUs are important, and we’ve registered this course with PMI.  Velociteach is a Registered Education Provider (REP#1768).  This course is listed with PMI, provides Category A PDUs and is aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM. Once you have finished the course, our system will generate a Certificate of Completion for your records.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    You will have access to this course for 6 months from the time you activate the key in your account.

  • When will I be able to access this course?

    Upon purchase, this course will automatically be added to your account. However, your 6-month access period will not begin until you activate the key.

  • How long will it take me to complete the course?

    You will earn 2 PDUs for completing this course. Therefore, it should take you about 2 hours to complete the course, but you can revisit sections or watch lessons as many times as you wish during your access period. One of the best features is you can pause a course and pick up right where you left off when you log back into your account. InSite is self-paced, which makes it simple for you to learn when it is convenient for you.

  • Can I access this course from a mobile device?

    Yes, you can take this course from your computer, tablet or mobile device.  If you can access the internet, you can access this course.

  • What is the Talent Triangle, and how does it impact my PDUs?

    PMI requires that you earn a minimum number of 8 PDUs in Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management categories.

  • How do I report my PDUs?

    You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you complete each course. PMI has step-by-step instructions on how to report your PDUs.

  • PDUs: 2

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PMI: Project Planning – Communications and Stakeholder Management

PMI Talent Triangle™

  • Leadership PDUs: 2
  • Technical PDUs: 0
  • Strategic PDUs: 0

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"It was so helpful to hears tips on controlling the communication, escalation and the documents utilized for communicating to the project team and stakeholders."

-C. Andrews

"I appreciate the handouts and the real life scenarios. This course was great!"

-K. Hazell

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