Gartner Research

Need for a Business PM on a Project

Published: 15 May 2017

ID: G00345956

Analyst(s): PMO Research Team


In this research, we answer the question "How do we clarify the unique roles of IT and business project managers staffed on a project to exploit their unique areas of expertise?" This role clarity can be created by sharing responsibility for project outcomes between IT and business using a "two-in-a-box" model, and by maximizing IT project managers' involvement only in project activities where the business project manager lacks expertise.

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Share responsibility for project outcomes using a “two-in-a-box” model

Maximize IT project manager involvement only in project activities where the business project manager lacks expertise

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