Understanding Participants Roles

Planning simply does not happen by itself. Companies that have histories of successful plans also have employees who fully understand their roles in the planning process. Good up-front planning may not eliminate the need for changes, but may reduce the number of changes required. The responsibilities of the major players are as follows:

• Project manager will define:

• Goals and objectives

• Major milestones

• Requirements

• Ground rules and assumptions

• Time, cost, and performance constraints

• Operating procedures

• Administrative policy

• Reporting requirements

• Line manager will define:

• Detailed task descriptions to implement objectives, requirements, and milestones

• Detailed schedules and manpower allocations to support budget and schedule

• Identification of areas of risk, uncertainty, and conflict

• Senior management (project sponsor) will:

• Act as the negotiator for disagreements between project and line management

• Provide clarification of critical issues

• Provide communication link with customer's senior management

Successful planning requires that project, line, and senior management are in agreement with the plan.

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