The hierarchy of management authority

Project

register

Portfolio

management

team

"portfolio owners" charged with commissioning and delivering a balanced, value-rich mix of projects within a budget, aligned to strategic and commercial imperatives

Business case

Project steering group

Projod plan

Project manager

Business case

Project steering group

Project plan

Project manager

"Project owners" Charged with delivering the anticipated project benefits

"Project co-ordinators" Charged with planning, monitoring and controlling projects

This team is called the portfolio management team and it has a separate role from that of the project steering groups (the various bodies to which the ownership of individual projects is delegated). In turn, the project steering groups have different responsibilities from the project manager, who plans, monitors and controls a project. However, all three must do their jobs well if an organisation's projects are to succeed. This hierarchy of management authority is shown in Figure 3.1.

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