How to Manage a Project



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.

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.