The purpose of a project staffing plan is to make certain that the project is provided with sufficient human resources that possess the talents, knowledge and experience required for successful work completion. Roles, responsibilities and skills are the key elements that compose the plan and thereby should be considered with great care. The following article provides common definitions of project role, responsibility and skill and briefly describes how to plan project staffing needs by considering these definitions.
As a rule, the process of researching and analyzing the activities of a project for possible gaps in business requirements and inefficiencies in solution delivery is carried out by a professional (or an expert group) appointed to the role of business analyst. This professional contributes to solving the solution design and implementation issues in project management by providing expert advice, guidance and leadership to the project manager, team and other stakeholders. The business analyst takes ultimate responsibility for identify and solving problems affecting the business solution, and works closely with the project manager to analyze the existing business systems and make recommendations for improvement.
I can hardly image effective project management (PM) without good facilitation. As my experience proves, project performance considerably depends on how the team is facilitated to make decisions, solve problems and respond to risks and changes. PM facilitation provides a teamwork improvement mechanism that constitutes attitudes, performance, abilities, cultural patterns and results of the team.
I’ve been working as a project manager for years, and today I can say for sure that in my profession there is a lot of discussion about what characteristics make a project manager good at PM (project management). Some people think that strategic thinking along with leadership is the greatest characteristic. Others point out analysis and communication as the major characteristics, and so on
The project sponsor role is defined as the range of duties and responsibilities allocated to an individual or a group within the performing organization to provide necessary financial resources and ensure that the project is successful at the business or organizational level. It is the role of the project manager’s boss.
In this context, because the project sponsor role bring a significant value to project success, it is vital to understand selection and allocation of the role. The sponsor is an individual or a group who acts at the senior management level to be as an advocate for the project and ensure that the project delivers the desired business outcomes, under the allocated resources. The sponsor provides internal political support and ensures right prioritization of available funds and resources.