Roles for Project Management

OK, so roles in the teams:

each team needs a project manager. This person needs to be organised and to be able to organise everyone else. They will need to work to create an initial project plan – with deadlines and so on – fairly early on in the project

tech manager – someone to manage the geeky bits perhaps. Depends on the project. This person would troubleshoot anyone else who has problems and might be the one setting up websites and so on

communications chief – someone to deal with communications with outside agencies – like the client. This might be called Client Liaison instead. Should be able to write properly and communicate effectively with other people. May also involve a role in social media

publications person – someone to do the publicity for an event. Could involve stuff like posters as well as digital media and, quite possibly, using social media. In a publicity heavy project this role could be split into two

money maestro – someone to deal with money (like a treasurer). Depends on whether or not there’s money involved. Needs to be organised and trustworthy!

art dude – if there needs to be artwork then there may need to be an artwork sort of person. Links with publicity in some projects. Could also be responsible for designs and/or storyboards

There are probably other roles as well, but they evade my memory just now…

Don’t forget that you can use consultants at any point – experts you bring in to deal with any specific issues you might have. These might be related to the technological side of things but they might also be for things like publicity or finance etc…

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2 thoughts on “Roles for Project Management

  1. The money maestro, by the way, is usually the project sponsor. The project sponsor usually deals with OK’ing all financial decisions on the project. Sometimes he has to consult with the high level stakeholders if the amount of money is substantial.

    • I was thinking more of the person within the team running the project – the sponsor strikes me more as being related to the client.

      And it’s less alliterative as well.

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