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Project Manager Responsibilities
By Michele Berrie, Queensland University of Technology

  • Manage the project taking into account integration across all areas.
  • Engage with stakeholders.
  • Develop Project Plan.
  • Direct project resources.
  • Monitor and manage the project schedule.
  • Monitor and manage the project budget.
  • Monitor and manage the project risk.
  • Deal with operational issues.
  • Organise steering committee meetings, including ensuring that minutes will be taken.
  • Report to the steering committee, raising strategic issues.
  • Prepare Project Status Reports and Project Change Requests for the steering committee.
  • Ensure project meets requirements and objectives .
  • Manage project team members.
  • Negotiate and resolve issues as they arise across areas of the project and where they impact on other activities, systems and projects.
  • Look after the interests of the project team.
  • Organise and chair project reference group meetings, as appropriate.
  • Communicate project status to project sponsor, all team members, and other relevant stakeholders and involved parties .
  • Maintain project documentation.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. Based in the city of Brisbane with a global outlook, it has 40,000 students, including 6000 from overseas, (QUT Statistics) and an annual budget of more than AU$500 million. Courses are in high demand and its graduate employment rate is well above the national average for Australian universities.

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