Project Management:

Key Documents

Responsibility Matrix

Describing the Responsibilities of Each Stakeholder Involved in a Project

By Ten3 East-West

Project Management: Two Approaches

Steps Involved in Setting Up a Responsibility Matrix

(for large projects, a separate responsibility matrix should be developed for each subproject)

  • Listing the major activities in the project (in the matrix rows)

  • Listing the stakeholder group (in the matrix columns)

  • Specifying the involvement level, authority role, and responsibility of each stakeholder by codifying the responsibility matrix

  • Incorporating the responsibility matrix into the project rules; the original version of the responsibility matrix and all future changes in it must be approved by project stakeholders

Project Management: Business Synergies Approach




Setting Up a Responsibility Matrix

4 Steps

  • Incorporate the responsibility matrix in the project rules.  The responsibility matrix becomes part of the project rules, which means that once it is accepted, all changes must be approved by those who approved the original version. The advantage to this change management process is that the project manager is always left with a written document to refer to in the event of a dispute... More

7 Phases of a Project

  1. Search for the guilty

  2. Punishment of the innocent... More


Murphy's Law in Project Management


Responsibility matrix lays out the major activities in the project and precisely details the responsibilities of each stakeholder involved in a project. It is an important project communication tool because all stakeholders can see clearly who to contact for each activity.

10 Key Project Leader Skills


Project Management: PROJECT PLANNING and MANAGEMENT - Business SpreadsheetsBy: Michael S. Dobson

To make your project team function effectively, the first thing you need to know is the GREAT model: Goals; Results; Expectations / Performance; Accountabilities / Abilities; Timing.

The GREAT model specifies what people must know before they can work together effectively...

Accountabilities / Abilities

Who is accountable for each phase of the work, especially on jobs that cut across functional lines or involve several people?

What abilities do we possess that have a hearing on the individual job assignments?... More

50 Rules of Project Management

A project is one small step for the project sponsor, one giant leap for the project manager.

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn’t have to do it.

You can con a sucker into committing to an impossible deadline, but you cannot con him into meeting it... More

5 Factors that Make a Project a Success

By: Eric Verzuh, the author of

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

To be successful, a project must have:

  1. Project Management: FAST FORWARD MBA in PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Book by Eric Verzuh)A plan that demonstrates what is possible, shows an overall path and clear responsibilities, contains the details for estimating the people, money, time, equipment, and materials necessary to get the job done, and will be used to measure progress during the project and act as an early warning system... More





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