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The Project Board

The role of the project board is to agree the project deliverables and objectives and monitor the work of the project team. In support of the project sponsor the project board will own the benefits of the project and ensure that the project is on track to achieve them. The project board should act on requests from the project team for changes to the project scope, schedule or benefits and for further support in resolving risks or issues that cannot be resolved at that level.

Project Board Membership

Typically chaired by the Project Sponsor the project board will include the Project Manager, The Business Lead and other key project team members. The project board will also include managers from other departments involved in the project who are supplying resources to the project. If the user of the project output is different from the Project sponsor or Business Lead then this person would also be on the project board.

Project Board Responsibilities

• Sign-off of Project documentation including Business Case, PID, Engagement and Communication Plans and Project Closure Report.

• Approve Project stages and deliverables.

• Approve Project Change Requests.

• Oversee the implementation of activities and monitor and review progress of the Project.

• Receive risks and issues log for review and action if appropriate.

• Escalate Project risks and issues to other governance groups as appropriate.

• Receive Project Status reports (frequency defined by the Project Board).

• Ensure the project is on track to deliver delivery of project benefits.