Project Management Roadmap
There are four steps involved in leading an innovation project through to successful completion:
4. Close out the project.
We will cover each step over the next few weeks
For a project of any sort to be successful there are several roles to be be filled during the Initiate Phase
Sponsor: Provides authorization and funding for the project. Additionally provides information for project goals and objectives and makes final decision on project plans and execution.
Customer: Persons receiving program services. Provide project requirements, goals and objectives and communicates with the project manager and team leader during the project and may attend team meetings.
Stakeholders: Anyone affected by the project. May not receive the services of the project but have a stake in the project such as resource providers, community members and suppliers. They may attend team meetings and benchmark updates.
Project Manager: Manages the project and team members, communicates regularly with the sponsor, customers and designated stakeholders on progress, and is accountable for bringing the project in on time and within budget.
Team Leader: May be the project manager or someone who manages parts of the project and is accountable for communicating with and motivating team members, ensuring other project groups are communicated with, and delivering his/her part of the project in on time and within budget.
Team Members: Members are specialists who possess critical knowledge and skills required for the project.
Resource Manager: Provides resources for the project such as information technology, materials, technical knowledge and facilities.
Administrative Support: Provides administrative support for scheduling, updating project data, reporting plans and coordinating team member activities.