The Role of Different Members in the Project Team
Lots of people are involved in the creation of a new system but the main members are the:
- Project Manager
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Designer
One person can do more than one of these roles if the team is small.
The programmer makes the software for the system. They will either create completely new software code for a new system or will modify existing code in an existing system.
It is likely that the programmer will be an applications programmer unless the new system to be programmed is very specialised. The programmer will create the system by writing code.
The programmer will be responsible for making the technical documentation for the end user when the documentation stage of the systems life cycle is reached.
The project manager’s job is to plan, oversee and keep control of the project. They also have the role of noticing things that have the potential to be a problem and fixing those things.
The project manager will liaise with the end users and team members at the beginning of the project in order to set realistic and achievable deadlines throughout the project. Doing this ensures:
- An overall understanding of the project progression
- The system will be completed in time
- That tasks can be rescheduled if necessary
Other responsibilities that the project manager has are:
- Ensuring budget constraints are stuck to but informing end users straight away if they’re not kept to.
- Ensuring that all documentation is completed correctly and accurately.
- Making sure that each of the stages in the life cycle are completed before they let their team advance to the next stage.
- Giving the end user progress reports.