1. What is the role of a project manager? According to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 4th Edition, a project manager is defined as the person assigned by the performing organization to achieve the project objectives. In the grants and contract role at JSU, a project manager will assist faculty and staff in managing the tasks and objectives of grants and contracts.
  2. Who can I use as a Project Manager? Lynn Garner is available to assist with Project Management of grants and contracts. Please contact Lynn (ext. 8159) or Allison Newton (ext. 5108) to include her on proposals.
  3. What are the benefits of project management? The Project Manager (PM) will work with the Principal Investigator and project team. The PM will be responsible for project organization, task tracking, and reporting. The PM will create the project management plan, maintain the timeline, and identify tasks. Additionally, the PM will submit financial reports as required by the Request for Proposal.