Project Management Team and Life Cycle

Q: At what stage in the project management life cycle should I appoint the project management team ? In your project management methodology, it looks like you appoint the team at the start of the project, but I may need other team members as the project goes on.

A: In most projects, the core teams are appointed at the outset, during the project initiation phase. However during the project execution phase, you may need to ramp up your project by apopointing the balance of team members required to complete your project successfully. The most important thing is that during the project initiation phase, you define all of the project roles needed throughout the entire length of the project, so you don’t wait until you need to hire someone before you define their job description.

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