Project governance

Once your project's size and complexity is defined, understand the typical governance structures, roles, responsibilities and approval processes appropriate across different stages of the project's lifecycle.

The governance structure should allow for sufficient reporting of information and appropriate delegation of authority. This will ensure informed and efficient decision-making to achieve the best project outcomes.

Once you have determined a governance structure, you should define the typical roles and responsibilities of the individuals and groups within this structure, and how these roles may change over the project lifecycle.

You will also need to understand typical approvals within the governance structure relevant to the size and complexity of the project, including board and government approvals throughout each project phase.