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Project Roles and Responsibilities

Sponsor senior representative from the client organization who pays the project bills. Sponsors approve projects. Sponsors appoint champions to look after the day to day details of the project. Involvement of the sponsor may be less than 5% of their time. Usually sponsors are senior executives with the organization.
Champion represents the client organization and reports to project sponsor. Champion should be able to dedicate at least 50% of their time to the project to actively participant in the project. Champion is first point of contact for the project manager. Champion and project manager work closely together. Champion suggests and recruits subject-matter experts and other resources within the client organization. Champion should have enough credibility to expedite deployment within the client organization.
Stakeholders have a stake in the project. Stakeholders may include clients, consumers, management, unions, . Consult stakeholders with focus groups and questionnaires.
Project management office
PMO provides project standards within an organization. PMO supports project managers to manage projects better. PMO promotes standards by providing training. PMO may review project quality for management. PMO manager should be successful senior project manager. No one should reside in this office for too long otherwise they become stale. Rotate project managers through this office.
Project Manager
Project manager manages the project, works with the champion and may report to the Sponser.
Project Assistant
Releases project manager from daily routines so pm can focus on the project. Project Assistant schedules meetings, takes minutes and updates project plans. Project Assistant may distribute project reports. Coop students make great project assistants. Project Assistants may grow into project leaders then project managers.
Subject-matter experts
provide knowledge of the business. They usually play a key role in the business and their time is very valuable.
Business Analyst
A business analyst works with the client to produce requirements definition. A project manager may play the role of a business analyst on a small project. A business analyst may manage the requirements phase on a large project.
Responsible for key design decisions on a project.
Designers support the architect with detailed design.
Develops the product according to the product specifications.
Install electrical power for the project.
Design Supervise the installation to standards. Often engineers manage the construction phase of the project for the client.
Responsible to plan and facilitate meetings. All key managers should have facilitation skills.
Quality assurance
Responsible for developing and executing the test plan.
Resource manager
Provides resources to project teams. Arranges recruitment and development of these resources.
Project managers deal with supplies for procurement of goods and services.
Technical writers
Create and maintain technical and user documentation. They work with the other members of the project team including project manager, business analyst, architects, engineers, builders, and end users. Write training documentation. Create and maintain project documentation and product specifications. Every team should contain a percentage of technical writers.
Trades include: carpenters, plumbers, brick layers, Each trade performs specific construction activities.
Plan, schedule and present training.