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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition by Project Management Institute

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2.3 Project Team

The project team includes the project manager and the group of individuals who act together in performing the work of the project to achieve its objectives. The project team includes the project manager, project management staff, and other team members who carry out the work but who are not necessarily involved with management of the project. This team is comprised of individuals from different groups with specific subject matter knowledge or with a specific skill set to carry out the work of the project. The structure and characteristics of a project team can vary widely, but one constant is the project manager's role as the leader of the team, regardless of what authority the project manager may have over its members.

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