Far too often, projects start without project teams being fully constituted or without a clear scope.
This results in significant wastage and unproductive delivery effort.
Research suggests that spending 5% more in the planning phase saves between 35% and 50% in terms of overall effort come the end of the project.
The roles and responsibilities of the facilitator will include (but not necessarily be limited to) the following:
- Plays a neutral role in order to look after the interest of the organisation mandate/ project’s defined scope.
- Facilitates the commitment of teams to the agreed project outcomes.
- Assists with building up of working team relationships and trust.
- Manages potential areas of conflict and difficulty within the team.
- Facilitates the adherence to the applicable methodology by all working group team members, including alternate frameworks and/ or methodologies.
- Acts as change agent to facilitate adoption of the applicable processes agreed upon.