It seems the movement toward "communicating" is now the basis of many PMI symposiums. But communicating about what. Communicating between the generations, communicating about our personal needs, communicating with the customer.
But what are we communicating about. Without the basis of project success, the drivers, principles, and management practices needed for project success, all this communication is nothing but chatter. No one will know what Done looks like.
Let's go back to basics before we get all excited reducing delays, optimizing your workflows, catalyzing change, managing bottle necks. All needed for success of course. But what are you building? Can you recognize it when it is done? How exactly will you get to done?
What are the Immutable Principles of Project Success? Without these in place all the softer side of PM'ing will be for naught