Organisation

Below you find a short description of the most important project roles:

Project owner

  • The project owner is the manager responsible and accountable for the business case and for securing good and consistent investment project decisions.
  • The project owner shall ensure alignment of all activities, projects, operations and commercial aspects regarding the asset, including stakeholder management.
  • Project owner involvement and clearly defined roles and responsibilities are essential for the success of any investment project.
  • The project owner is responsible for the establishment of the steering committee and will chair this committee.
  • The project owner assigns the responsibility for the project to the project manager.

Steering committee

  • The Steering committee mandate is to secure alignment between stakeholders regarding definition of the business case.
  • The steering committee will act as a board for the business case, manage assumptions and frame agreed in stakeholder start-up meeting. Main issues are risk- and stakeholder management, and strategic change management for relevant project assignments.
  • The steering committee consists of key stakeholders who are appointed to follow up the investment project on key issues previously agreed in the stakeholder start-up meeting.
  • The project owner is responsible for the establishment of the steering committee and will chair this committee.
  • The steering committee decides the key directions, follow up the projects critical areas and key risks.
  • The steering committee members represent a link between the project and the business areas they represent, and ensure its ownership to the projects work.
  • The steering committee can be established for one, or a portfolio of investment projects.

Project manager

  • The project manager is responsible for delivering the project results.
  • The project owner assigns the responsibility for the project to the project manager.
  • The agreement between project owner and project manager is written in the Project assignment.
  • The project manager will be responsible for delivering a defined scope.
  • For one business case or investment project there might be several project managers responsible for defined sub-projects.
  • The project manager reports normally to the steering committee, but for small projects it can be sufficient to report to the project owner.

Project team members

  • The project team members are responsible for carrying out work according to project plans.
  • The project team members must be updated on project methodology and best practice.
  • The project team members must report periodically to the project manager.

Product owner, Scrum team members, Scrum master

  • Follow this link for more information about Scrum and roles.
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