1.2 Defining team responsibilities
Depending on the size of a project, responsibility for each key stage may need to be allocated to a member of the project team. Clear allocation of roles and responsibilities for tasks and key stages ensures that each piece of work is ‘owned’ by a particular person, and that overall responsibility for the work is spread appropriately between members of the team. Establishing clear lines of accountability for each team member is important to give them:
a role in the overall plan;
authority to act on behalf of the project;
a sense of commitment;
an understanding of your expectations;
responsibility to report to you on progress.