The project manager’s role is the overall responsibility for the successful planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a project; including to:
- ensure that the project produces the required deliverables, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost;
- ensure that the project deliverables are capable of achieving the business outcomes detailed in the agreed Project Plan;
- control creation/delivery to the project staff; and
- ensure adequate communication between parties.
The project manager is specifically responsible for :
|Project Manager Responsibilities||Quality Assurance Checklist
Has standard been met?
|1. assuring that team members understand and practice project management;|
|2. assuring that all team members understand and accept their responsibilities;|
|3. keeping team resources focused on developing and executing the plan;|
|4. making timely adjustments to the plan;|
|5. maintaining the project file;|
|6. arbitrating and resolving project conflicts;|
|7. plan and monitor the project, including reporting on project status to executives, team members and others;|
|8. maintaining an issues log.|
|9. be accountable to the stakeholders for overall progress and use of resources, and initiate corrective action where necessary;|
|10. agree the technical and quality strategy with appropriate stakeholders|
|11. set targets for production of deliverables by project staff.|
|12. manage business and project risks, including the development of any contingency plans required by stakeholders including maintaining a risk log.|
Checklist of key Questions for Establishing the Project Organisation and appointing the project manager
- Appoint, in writing, a project manager.
- Describe, in writing, the project manager’s role, authority, and responsibilities.
- Identify and assign roles and responsibilities to the project team.
- Create and publish a team roster.