Where Is Leadership Needed on a Project?

There are three key points to know about leading a project. One, there are many aspects of project leadership. Two, the project manager is not the sole provider of project leadership. And three, specific leadership providers will vary depending on project environment. To clarify this idea, let's take a look at project areas where leadership is needed and who could provide it in Table 16.1:

Table 16.1. Project Leadership Areas

Project Area

Leadership Provided By

Direction and Plan

Project sponsor

Senior management

Project manager

Technical leader(s)

Organizational Influence

Project sponsor

Senior management

Project manager

Technical leader(s)

Commitment

Project sponsor

Senior management

Project manager

Project team

Stakeholder Expectations

Project manager

Project sponsor

Senior management

Facilitation

Project manager

Communications Point

Project manager

Team leader(s)

Project Team

Project manager

Team leader(s)

Technical leader(s)

Conflict resolution

Project manager

Team leader(s)

Managing Business Change

Project sponsor

Senior management

Project manager

Technical Issues

Project manager

Technical leader(s)

Business Issues

Project sponsor

Senior management

Project manager

Team leader(s)

Managing Risks

Project sponsor

Senior management

Project manager

Team leader(s)

Technical leader(s)

We will explore more about managing stakeholder expectations, managing project communications, and building an effective project team in greater detail in Chapters 17-19 respectively.

Part i. Project Management Jumpstart

Project Management Overview

The Project Manager

Essential Elements for any Successful Project

Part ii. Project Planning

Defining a Project

Planning a Project

Developing the Work Breakdown Structure

Estimating the Work

Developing the Project Schedule

Determining the Project Budget

Part iii. Project Control

Controlling a Project

Managing Project Changes

Managing Project Deliverables

Managing Project Issues

Managing Project Risks

Managing Project Quality

Part iv. Project Execution

Leading a Project

Managing Project Communications

Managing Expectations

Keys to Better Project Team Performance

Managing Differences

Managing Vendors

Ending a Project

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Absolute Beginner[ap]s Guide to Project Management
Absolute Beginner[ap]s Guide to Project Management
ISBN: 078973821X
EAN: N/A
Year: 2006
Pages: 169
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