What is Project Governance?

Adriana Girdler

A clear breakdown of project governance – everything you need to know Have you heard the term “project governance” but you’re not clear on what …

A clear breakdown of project governance – everything you need to know

Have you heard the term “project governance” but you’re not clear on what it means?

Every project has some kind of project governance, whether you realize it or not. And it’s important for you to understand exactly what this means so that you can run your project successfully.

Project Governance Definition

Project governance describes how the project is run and how decisions are made.

So, what core aspects of the project do you need to pay attention to in order to understand the project governance?

The project process, roles & responsibilities of stakeholders, and communication methods are all parts of project governance.

Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities

If you’re going to have project governance, you need a process in place first. But that next step is for everyone to know what is expected of them.

Ensuring that everyone is clear on their roles and responsibilities means that they all know what they need to do, and you don’t have to micro-manage them.

One way you can ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear is to put it in your project charter. This will ensure that what everyone is supposed to do from a deliverable perspective is very clear and well-documented.

Project Process & Communication

When you’re thinking about project governance, it’s also important to dive into your specific project process and communication plan.

I just published a video that dives into these topics, as well as more tips and tricks for project governance and outlining stakeholder responsibilities.

Head over to YouTube with me and we’ll finish this conversation there!

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Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

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