Responsibility: The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the required products, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The Project Manager is also responsible for the project producing a result that is capable of achieving the benefits defined in the Business Case.
Some of Specific Responsibilities:
- manage the production of the required products;
- direct and motivate the project team;
- plan and monitor the project;
- agree any delegation and use of Project Assurance roles required by the Project Board;
- produce the Project Brief, Project Initiation Documentation and Benefits Review Plan;
- prepare Project, Stage and, if necessary, Exception Plans in conjunction with Team Managers, and appointed Project Assurance roles, and agree them with the Project Board;
Role of Team Manager:
The allocation of this role to one or more people is optional. Where the project does not warrant the use of a Team Manager, the Project Manager takes the role.
The Project Manager may find that it is beneficial to delegate the authority and responsibility for planning the creation of certain products and managing a team of technicians to produce those products. There are many reasons why it may be decided to employ this role. Some of these are the size of the project, the particular specialist skills or knowledge needed for certain products, geographical location of some team members, and the preferences of the Project Board.
The Team Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure production of those products defined by the Project Manager to an appropriate quality, in a timescale and at a cost acceptable to the Project Board. The Team Manager reports to and takes direction from the Project Manager.