Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. – Steve Jobs
The sponsor heads the project at the highest level in the organization and gets rid of all the obstructions that the company may face. He should have the ability to communicate efficiently with the CEO and major stakeholders. He should be readily available to provide essential resources, and accept or reject outcomes. It’s also important for him to bear the responsibility for the project’s performance.
The project manager recognizes the major problem to resolve and controls the entire project. He has the privilege to make use of various tools for project management that ensure success if used properly. With advice from the sponsor and stakeholders, he should know how to tackle an issue. He should also have an understanding of what the project’s objectives are, what the scope will be and which activities will provide the wanted results. He then schedules and plans tasks, supervises day-to-day execution, and keeps track of progress until he assesses performance, brings the project to an end, and stores the lessons learned. The project manager receives power from the sponsor who heads the project. In many aspects, he’s like a typical manager because he must:
A project manager may need team leaders who report directly to him for accomplishment of large projects. In small projects, the project manager can do without a team leader as he himself leads the team. The team leader is not supposed to act like a boss rather he’s hired to obtain the benefits of team-based work. He must adopt the following important roles to make any given project a success:
The core of any project and the true device of its work is its membership. This is the reason why bringing together the right people is particularly important.
Although the abilities needed to achieve a target should direct team selection, keep in mind that you won’t get exactly what you’re looking for without providing some training. Consider the following skills while hiring:
Connected together by an efficient project tracking tool, Sponsors, Project managers, Team leaders and Team members are the 4 pillars on which the success of any project rests. If one of these pillars does not understand or fulfill his role properly, the project is likely to fail. So it’s important for them to have a clear understanding of their roles and the above break-down is an accurate description of that.
Olivia Cote is a technology enthusiast and blogger who has a background in the IT and management.
With an experience of over 7 years in the software management, this techie has been carefully examining the various tools for project management for quite some time.
When off-duty, you’ll find her playing on her Xbox.
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