CHAPTER 8: CONTROLLING A STAGE

Work packages: Authorize a work package

Description:

It would be chaotic to have the people who are working on the project starting activities whenever they think fit. There must be a level of autonomy with the project team(s), but there will be wider issues involved of which they cannot be expected to be aware. It is therefore important that work only commences and continues with the consent of the project manager. The vehicle for this is the production, execution and delivery of a work package.

What this means

In order for a project manager to remain in control of a stage, s/he must know what is happening in that stage at all times. Through the use of work packages, s/he gets to decide how and when to authorize ...

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