Written by Patrick Hayes
A project manager exerts indirect influence over the project team, associated managers, and the resources who work for them. This Sphere of Influence extends further. A project manager takes responsibility for the stakeholders’ or client’s needs and acts as an extension of their authority if we are to deliver business value. These stakeholders include the project’s steering committee and the operations team responsible for the asset after the project is complete, among many others. There are also supporting groups such as project management organizations (PMOs) within an organization to be worked with.