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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 part of a 5-course bundle, The Project Planning Series, and is also available in the PDU Passport, our all-access pass to every InSite PDU course.


  • 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, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-BA, PMI-RMP, and PMI-SP

Author: Bob Mahler

Course Outline

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I earn Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

    Yes, you can! All of our InSite courses qualify for Professional Development Units (PDUs) through PMI®. We’ve aligned them to meet the requirements of the PMI Talent Triangle™ making it easy for you to submit them with PMI®. We’ve created step-by-step instructions to claiming your PDUs here.

  • 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. This course qualifies for 2 Leadership PDUs towards your recertification.

    If you purchase the entire bundle, The Project Planning Series, then you will earn a total of 6 Technical PDUs, 2 Leadership PDUs and 0.25 Strategic & Business PDUs.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    If you purchase the individual course or the The Project Planning Series, you will have access for 6 months from the time you activate the course key(s) in your account. If you purchase the PDU Passport, you’ll have either 6 or 12 months from date of purchase depending which PDU Passport subscription you chose.

  • When will I be able to access this course?

    Upon purchase, this course will automatically be added to your account. If you purchased this individual course or The Project Planning Series, your 6-month access period will not begin until you activate the course key(s).  Once activated, you can access the course anytime you want, 24/7, with internet connection for 6-months. If you purchase the PDU Passport, your access will begin right away.

  • 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.

  • Is this course included in a bundle?

    Yes! This course is part of The Project Planning Series, a 5 course bundle. It is also part of the PDU Passport, an all access pass to every PDU course on InSite. You can also add this course to your own custom bundle when you use our Build Your Own Bundle tool.

  • 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.

  • How do I report my PDUs?

    You can report your PDUs and check your current PDU balance directly through PMI. For your convenience, we’ve created step-by-step instructions to claiming your PDUs here. You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you complete this course which you should save in case you get audited by PMI.

  • PDUs: 2

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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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