Depending on the size of the project, there are many instances where you might want to use a Project Manager (PM) in terms of managing integrators, contracts, project governance and deliverables. Each university will be different, however the typical responsibilities of the role include: defining project definition, reporting and governance structure, managing communications with key stakeholders and steering committees, managing budget, risk, and other elements.
Depending on the project size, typically integrators will have their own internal Project Manager, and often institutions will have multiple PM’s working on the same project from different angles. For some projects if you have no internal PM, you may be able to outsource the project management aspects to an integrator or other consultancy.
PMs come with varying amount of experience. Whilst you don’t need AV experience to manage an AV project, AETM strongly recommends that it can greatly assist the project to have project managers with some level of AV knowledge.
Project Managers and coordinators may be found from the following areas and required to work together to deliver a project.
- IT Project teams / IT Programme Management team
- Capital Projects / Facilities Management / Property Management
- External AV Consultants / Contracted Project Managers
- Executive Projects Office / Project Management Office
- Strategic Projects Directorate / Digital Roadmap Development Office