## Calculate communication channel

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sunildubai15
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### Calculate communication channel

You are managing a project with project teams in different geographical locations. There are approximately 25 team members in 3 different locations each being lead by a team lead. Additionally, there are 3 members from a supporting group that are working part- time on the project. How many communication channels are possible in your project?

496
992
424
32
Mahfuz
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

Sunil, this should be easy for you! Let me know where is the confusion?
Kind regards,
Mahfuz Rahman ,PMP
sunildubai15
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

I got confused with the statement 3 different location with lead. I thought communication will be between PM and lead
ujjal_show
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

n = 25 (team member) + 3 (team lead) + 3 (support member) + 1 (PM) =32
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

Guys,
The concept of when to add the PM is still confusing for me . i read all the questions and explanations posted here but still it is not quiet clear. can anybody please provide some guidelines and examples or clues about when to add the PM to the count and when he is already counted ?
EsakkiMuthu
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

in the question, if they specially mention something like team members, then you have to add 1 more for PM.

In some questions, they may tell there are 15 stakeholders, then you no need to add PM separately.

AGain, it depends on the question just read carefully, you can easily identify the difference.
Regards
Esakki
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

Br,
Manish P
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http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/7-effect ... ification/
jyotimayank
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

Hi,
For more insight of this topic please refer to the following link

http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/how-to-c ... -channels/
Jyoti Gupta
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rawatabhay
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

496

Is this a right answer or not?
jyotimayank
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

Yes it is (32 * 31) / 2 = 496
Jyoti Gupta
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### Re: Calculate communication channel

read qusetion ,it depends on that whether to include PM or not