Executive management should insist on the following organizational
requirements. While they do not necessarily guarantee success, their
absence will certainly make success more difficult to attain.
Competence - The project manager and his project management
organization must be competent.
Internal Authority - The project manager must have the necessary
managerial authority within his organization to ensure response
to his requirements.
Commitment Authority - The project manager should have capability
and authority to control the commitment of funds within prescribed
Project Team - The project manager should have a say in
the assembly of his project team. Functional and discipline personnel
assigned to the project must also be competent.
External Authority - The project manager must be identified
as the authoritative agent in dealing with outside parties, and
be the responsible and single formal contact with
Involvement in Major Decisionsę - No major technical, cost,
schedule, or performance decisions should be made without the project
Senior Management Support - Senior management must clearly
demonstrate support for the project management concept.