These are a set of questions that people have asked, mainly about applying the project management approach to their normal work situation. We have tried to give what we feel are "best practice" answers but cannot pretend that the answers are definitive.
- When should something be called a project?
- What is a Project Manager?
- Do all projects need single project manager?
- Have you any tips for a project manager?
- What should I do if I become project manager of a project that someone else has already started and left?
- What about computer software for project management?
- What is a Project Sponsor?
- Do all projects need a project sponsor?
- Have you any tips for a Project Sponsor?
- What is PRINCE2?
- What is the Gateway Process?
Do all projects need a single project manager?
We would say yes! Virtually all projects involve a number of interacting activities and the work of a number of people or sections. This is because most projects cross organisational boundaries.
In such a situation a project needs a focus and someone to coordinate, keep an eye on progress, and promote the project to ensure that it retains a sense of priority. Also someone who is accountable for the success of the project. Without a single project manager, none of these will happen.