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Project Management for IT-Related Projects by David I Shepherd, Norman Smith, Brian West, Roger Ireland, Bob Hughes

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8 PROJECT ORGANISATION

LEARNING OUTCOMES

When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following:

  • relationship between programmes and projects;
  • identification of stakeholders and their concerns;
  • the project sponsor;
  • establishment of the project authority (e.g. project board, steering committee, etc.);
  • membership of project board/steering committee;
  • roles and responsibilities of the project manager, stage manager and team leader;
  • desirable characteristics of a project manager;
  • role of the project support office;
  • the project team and matrix management;
  • reporting structures and responsibilities;
  • management styles and communication;
  • team building and dynamics.

8.1 INTRODUCTION

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