Functional Managers

I covered functional managers briefly in Chapter 1. Project managers must work with and gain the support of functional managers in order to complete the project. Functional managers fulfill the administrative duties of the organization, provide and assign staff members to projects, and conduct performance reviews for their staff. It's a good idea to identify the functional managers who will be working on project tasks or assigned project responsibilities in the charter.

It's also a good idea to identify the key project stakeholders in the project charter. Although this isn't explicitly stated as part of this process, you'll see in the next section that stakeholder influences make up one of the components of the project charter. To identify stakeholder influences, it's also necessary to identify the stakeholders and describe their roles in high-level terms as I've done here.

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