What does a Project Owner need?
The Project Owner is the sponsor. It is the person with the vision for what the project needs to be, who is responsible for paying for the project, and who is accountable for the outcome. The Project Owner may not have control over the project methodology, the project team members, or many other things on the project.
The Project Owner does have control over decisions.
To make good decisions, the Project Owner needs timely information.
The types of information a Project Owner needs are:
- How do projects within a program relate, and how are they impacting one another?
- What is the status of the project? When will it finish?
- What is the cost? How much will it cost to completion?
- How’s the team doing? Is everyone busy? Do we need more or different people/skills?
- What are the risks and how are they being mitigated?
- What are the issues and how are they being handled?
- What are the changes and should we do them?
- … and more!
Have a look at some other project needs by role
- Project Owner – get your project on-time & on-budget, and drive ROI
- PMO – organize your teams to do the right things and deliver successfully
- PM – follow business standards and focus on delivery
- CFO – save project time and budget and drive efficient delivery
- Learn about Project Types and needs.