Projects today: agile and complex
All kinds of organizations divide their work into projects. Today, people are often expected to work on “scrum-based” projects. Generally, this means that the teams are small, the goals are clear and the deadlines are tight. To succeed, you will need excellent communication skills. In this issue of Skill Up!, we’ve compiled the words and phrases that will help you work best on international projects.
In Word Bank (pp. 4–5), you can learn general vocabulary for working on projects. The dialogues in the In Context section (pp. 6–11) focus on phrases for talking about processes, responsibilities, timing and targets. The phrases from the extracts are listed in Phrase Bank on pages 12–13. In the grammar section (pp. 20–21), we look at how to discuss deadlines and schedules. Remember to take the test at the end of the booklet, on pages 22–23, to see how well you know the language presented in this issue.
Don’t forget to read the Skill Up! boxes for tips on how to ensure that your project is a success. You’ll find more such boxes in Business Spotlight magazine.