I make proposals for the roles of Project Director, Program Manager, Project Sponsor, Steering committee and Project manager.
The discussion covers defining project roles and is based on the publication Project manager vs Program manager vs Project sponsor: Differences and responsibilities on the EduWiki.me educational website
Liam James, Co-Founder and Global Director of Corporate Development can take on the role of Project Director in our projects. His role will be to establish a timetable for the implementation of certain major milestones for a project. It will undertake the task of creating a budget for the completion of a particular work and monitor the amount of money spent to ensure that a project does not exceed that amount. Will make presentations to investors, business partners and company executives about the different phases of the projects.
Martha Cooper may be the Program Manager. It will need to define and control a list of dependent projects needed to achieve the overall goals of the program.
His main responsibilities in this position will include:
- Organizing programs and activities in accordance with our goals;
- Creating and managing long-term goals;
- Developing a budget and an operational plan for the program;
- Developing a method for assessing the strengths of the program and identifying areas for improvement;
- Proposals for financing the program to ensure continuity of service.
It will be committed to arranging meetings with Stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent about project issues and service decisions.
And it will also need to plan the overall program and track progress to make sure the milestones are implemented across the various projects and programs.
The Project Director may be hired by Andrew Smith, who is the Co-Founder and Global Director of Corporate Development. Its role is to set a timetable for the implementation of certain milestones for a project. It will undertake the task of creating a budget for the completion of a particular work and monitor the amount of money spent to ensure that the project does not exceed that amount. Will make presentations to investors, business partners and company executives about the different phases of the projects.
I suggest Samantha Peterson as a Project Sponsor. It will primarily work to ensure that the projects achieve the agreed benefits for our business and act as a representative of the company. It will give guidance to Project manager, in my case, in case of problems and will be able to make strategic decisions that are beyond my powers. Usually, it will be responsible for initiating, securing, approving and establishing a series of key aspects regarding our projects.
Steering committee members - Barbara Roberts and Peter James. I think Ms. Roberts will be a great fit because of her experience as a Senior Project Manager in the public relations department. They will be expected to understand the strategic implications and results of the project, evaluate the impact of the project on all Stakeholders, provide direct business involvement to the project participants, address any problem that has serious consequences for our projects, and take responsibility. about the project strategy and its overall implementation.
As a Project Manager, I am not a member of the Steering Committee as such, although I will attend the meetings. The executive sponsor organizes Steering committee meetings, but he can delegate this task to me. In this case, I will be able to plan meetings and monitor that they happen on a regular basis (for example, every month).
I will plan the implementation of the project, playing a central role in the planning. I will be responsible for developing it and making changes to the plan until Project Director and Project Sponsor approve it. I will have to provide guidance and vision for the end products/services of a project. My other key role will be project control, which will include monitoring all our projects, such as quality, schedule, budget, communicating with Stakeholders, and changing project plans if they do not meet the goals.