DoIT Project Management Advisor
Execute & Control
Close Project
Glossary   Skip to Main Content
Stage 4: Execute & Control


What it is How to Templates/
How to: Manage Roles

Recommended actions and strategies
Here are the key activities for managing project roles.


What to do

How to do it


Create an environment that permits team members to excel

  • Build team identity.
  • Advocate for team members
  • Lead by example
  • Conduct team sessions to improve communications and facilitate identifying and resolving issues.
  • Organize team-building activities.
  • Don’t take things too seriously – some fun is OK
  • Provide reward and recognition systems.


Assume the role of a coach by providing feedback and helping to train team members

  • Identify the training activities needed to improve team member skills.
  • Secure appropriate training.
  • Provide feedback and appraise team performance


Set clear goals and ensure accountability and ownership when delegating responsibilities

  • Establish clear goals and roles
  • Allocate work properly and ensure accountability
  • Engender project ownership in team members
  • Establish practices of good communications and good will
  • Delegate


Continually monitor and evaluate team performance and plan for staff changes

  • Determine if the project roles or responsibilities have changed
  • Determine if different project staffing levels are needed
  • Evaluate suitability and performance of team members


Manage changes in project staffing

  • Make the business case with sponsor to obtain or release project staff.
  • Obtain required staff or release unnecessary staff.
  • Update the project roles and responsibilities.
  • Update the project schedule and budget.

Caution:  Adding staff to a project is also a risk to the project. It takes time to absorb the new staff and requires additional management time.



printer icon Printer-friendly

<< Return to top

Updated February 1, 2006 - v1.0