Project Management - What We Do - University of Derby

Project Management

Here at the IT Portfolio Office, the Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Project Board within the constraints laid down by them.

The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the required products/deliverables within the specified tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits and in accordance with the business case.

The Project Manager ensures the project resources are effectively defined and manages the relationships and work of the project team efficiently whilst maintaining co-operation. The Project Manager ensures that the project is delivered on time, to budget and to the required quality standard (within agreed specifications).

The Project Manager will:

Prepare the following Management Information and agree on them with the Project Board:

  • Project Brief, including the Project Product Description
  • Project Initiation Documentation (and its components)
  • Stage/Exception Plans and their Product Descriptions/Deliverables
  • Work Packages

Prepare the following reports:

  • Lessons Reports
  • Exception Reports
  • End Project Report

Maintain the following records:

  • Risk and Issues Register
  • Lessons Log 
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Design, appoint, lead and motivate the project team

A detailed list of what our Project Managers do is available to view and download: Derby University Project Management.