Good Practice: The project manager must ensure that the project's roles and responsibilities are clearly defined. You should keep the organisational structure as simple as possible.
The following structure works well on large projects:
Steering Committee (also known as the Project Board)
The roles and responsibilities for managing the project must be fully documented and adapted to suit the project's size and complexity and the organisation's skills.
One of the many roles of the project manager is to actively drive the steering committee, ensuring regular meetings take place, providing clear agendas, and ensuring that crucial decisions get made, and actions get followed up.
Note: This comment is from a project team member.
I was never quite sure what I was supposed to be doing.
Warning Sign: The business sponsor fails to attend scheduled project review meetings.
Question 9: Have you clearly defined the project roles and responsibilities?