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Nail Down Program and Project Authority With a Decision Rights Matrix

Published: 01 November 2016

ID: G00307702

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Getting quick, effective and right decisions enables program and project work to move along without expensive delays. Program and portfolio leaders, including PMOs, can preprogram some authority to decide within roles, with a decision rights matrix.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build an Organizational Standard or "Baseline" Decision Rights Matrix
  • Include a Decision Rights Matrix in the Build-Out of Large Project and Program Governance
  • As Part of Planning Your Program or Project Governance, Produce a Draft Decision Rights Matrix to Fit Your Needs
  • Build Consensus, Allocate Authority, and Publish Your Program's or Project's Decision Rights Matrix
  • Consult Your Decision Rights Matrix to Speed Governance and Decision Making During Program or Project Execution

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