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Project Management Responsibilities

What are the roles, responsibilities, and authority assigned to project managers and various other members of the project team.

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The Project Manager has sole responsibility and authority for project and contract direction and control. Support Managers (Task Managers) that report within the various line organizations and departments have the responsibility for work definition and effective management of the resources to accomplish the authorized work. The Project Manager is responsible for each contract's end item (i.e., knowing what needs doing, by whom, when, and the required amount of resources by cost element and/or cost code).
<br>Senior Management appoints the Project Manager. Normally the Project Manager is accountable to the General Manager, or Vice President,or President depending on the size of the organization; and is accountable to the Customer for project and contract success. The Project Manager has the delegated authority to commit the organization on matters ...