CHAPTER 5: STARTING UP A PROJECT
Appoint the executive and the project manager
To get anything done in the project, a decision maker with appropriate authority is needed – the executive – who represents the interest of the business stakeholder(s). The appointment of the executive is a prerequisite to ensuring that the project is justified.
The appointment of a project manager allows for the project to be managed on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the executive. The executive may need to consult with, and gain agreement from, corporate or program management when appointing a project manager.
What this means
To get the project idea off the ground, a member of management with enough seniority, interest and authority will need to be ...