The Educational Quality Component Business Plan
A project, in a business environment, is:
a finite piece of work (it has a beginning and an end);
undertaken within defined cost and time constraints;
directed at achieving a stated business benefit.
Key project roles are:
The project sponsor who is the person who wants the benefits the project will provide. The person is “benefits focused”. Answers the question is the project viable? Do the benefits the project provides fit our strategy?
The project manager is the person who manages the project on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that its deliverables are presented on time, at the right quality and to budget. The person is “action and delivery focused”. He/she is the key player in creating and fostering a team spirit and enrolling the commitment of those associated with the project. The project manager ensures clear reporting lines, good information flow, realistic work plans and well defined project roles for team members.
The project review team is the cross-functional group which assesses the “doability” and integrity of the project portfolio (MES-WB Quality Component) as a whole.
The project team is that group of individuals in the organization or brought to it for the term of the project to accomplish the work to be done. The team may be dispersed geographically; have other duties to attend to; and may not be the most appropriate people.…