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Describe 5 Roles Asscociated With A Project

Paul Naybour Paul Naybour

Published: 21st January 2013

Steering Group – This role/ group is largely comprised of members whom advise and support the Project Sponsor for high level decisions throughout the project. This group will also help the sponsor influence and manage stakeholders associated with the project. They are a beneficiary to the business case and are responsible to help ‘’steer’’ its arrangement.

 

Sponsor – This is usually a single named individual whom is responsible for the realisation of benefits. They make key decisions and are a source for issue escalation within the project whom maybe able to draw resource in areas which the PM may not have access to. This person owns the business case and is at the level where key approvals take place over the project with the help/ advice from stakeholders and end users.

 

Project Manager – This person is responsible for the execution of the realisation of benefits and that success criteria’s are met in line with PMP. The PM owns the PMP and honours this as a contract between the Sponsor and PM. The PM manages the team and is responsible for their input towards the projects achievement. A Skilled individual orchestrating the project, whom is in constant contact with stakeholders + end users.

 

The Team – This is the group of individuals who report the PM and undertake those activities involved with the project that contribute to the products the project seeks to deliver. They are specialists in their own respective area of expertise. They are responsible for meeting project parameters associated with Time, Cost, Quality, Benefit, Risk etc within the project. They may also be used to advise upon risk during whole project life cycle and the reporting of any issues arising during its course.

 

End Users – These individual(s) maybe more than one and are responsible for realising the benefits of the project and accepting its operational useage. These are the people who define requirements to meet their expectations.

 

Suppliers – These are those people/ organisations that are associated with the project generally by nature in a contractual relationship and maybe responsible to advise the PM on issue + risk management in their respective area of expertise. The Suppliers deliver procurement methods serving the project. They may also be used to inform on technical solutions to the PM.

 

 

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I know ive done 6 but wanted to get them all down for you to check, had taken me a lot longer than 15 minutes (even with just 5) but still working on my time management. 

 

  1. Paul says:

    Steve

    No bad at all. However one or two minor corrections, the PM is responsible for the delivery of the products and not the benefits.

    Project Manager – This person is responsible for the execution of the project and the delivery of the success criteria’s in the PMP. The PM owns the PMP and honours this as a contract between the Sponsor and PM. The PM manages the team and is responsible for their input towards the projects achievement. A Skilled individual orchestrating the project, whom is in constant contact with stakeholders + end users.

    Also a very minor point the use is is the person who uses the product to deliver the service and the end user is the person who uses the service. Think about a new hotel. The users are the company and staff who work in the hotel every day and the end user are the guests. The key thing is the users are involved in the specification and acceptance of the project, whilst the end users are often not.

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