Reining In Your Project Controls: The Role of the Project Controller

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Abstract
If your project managers are swimming in an impossible sea of schedule maintenance and tracking tasks, you may want to consider assigning the detail-oriented, analytical, time-intensive tasks to controllers. This whitepaper from PM Solutions describes one approach to achieving this split.


What this is

This paper by Robert Wourms of PM Solutions discusses an emerging role in project management—the Project Controller—that some organizations are using to free up project managers for more strategic work. It includes comparisons of proposed complimentary project manager and project controller roles, proposed duties, and suggested qualities for a good controller, as well as advice for building a business case for the shift of functions.


Why it's useful

Project management is about more than charts and controls. Project managers in modern organizations need "an ever-expanding arsenal of skills, especially 'soft' or interpersonal skills." But you can't be all things to all people. Reassigning the more detailed, time-intensive, analytical tasks leaves project managers free to lead their team (or teams) and focus on strategic objectives.


About the Author
Robert Wourms leads the delivery of all project management staffing and outsourcing engagements for PM Solutions. Over his 25-year career, he has started management consulting practices, managed projects to establish Project Management Offices (PMOs), implemented project management and systems development lifecycle methodologies, delivered project management communities of practice, and developed IT portfolio management strategies. He has held a number of leadership positions in which he was responsible for managing consultants and growing IT practices in the areas of business strategy, e-commerce, and outsourcing.

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