Guidelines for Technical and Financial Management of Projects
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Technical Report WRD93033 Viewed at 15:07:48 on 29/07/2010 Page 4 of 36. GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF ~ROJECTS 1 1. AIM '!"he.:!;e guidelines apply to all work which will achieve a defined end point (most usually a report), in a known time after commencement (usually within 12 months) and ~",hich will require 5 manday.s input or expenditure of more than $2, 000. They comple~~nt the cost accounting system for financial management of projects~ T~e guidelines aim to : ensure the o=derly introduction of new projects; ~onitor projects to their tL~ly completion; and provide information for the 12 month forward project prograrnrr~~ 2. BROAD ~ROGRAMMING ~.fater Resources Division activity comprises five broad areas Management & ~dmini8tration; Advisory Services; Resource Hanagement; Ground<;""ater Services Laboratory. 2rojects may be conducted within each of these areas. Project activity is the major contributo!: to expenditure by the Division and is, accordingly, managed by the Director as advised by all Branch Heads. The key purpose of management at this level .is to ensure that the overall balance and emphasis is in accord ",~ith :-;overnrnent direction and available funding. Regular review of the project programme \'1111 be conducted with particular focus being exercised at key budget dates. 3. BRANCH LEVEL ADMINISTRATION E~ch B~anch of Water Resources Division is responsible for achieving the aims given aiJo,.,e. Primary responsibilities rest with DWR in Management &. Administration Branch; RAO in Advisory Services Branch; eBB (multi-disciplinary projects) I PEG (Grot.:.ndwater Assessment), PES (Surface ~'Jater Assesment, Floodplain Management and Inye:1tory) and SSNQ (Water Qualit:l Assessment) in ResOurce Management Branch; D3TM in D~illing & Bore Test Unit and LM in the Laboratory~ ~he specific tasks Df these officers are : detailed technical review of project briefs; monitoring technical progress of projects; and endorsing final reports for the Director to approve release~ The project p::::-ograrnrne is to be administered with minimum formal paperwork. In -essence, this will involve the initial documentation <initiation sheets, cash flow esti;;:ates and project briefs) and a monthly summary of the total program.-ne. Copies of p:::-ogra.nmle 482/2/13. on file : all initial and revised documentation for individual projects l and monthly ~u~~aries for ~ projects will be maintained by eEB on registry file For projects run in Alice Springs, r~R..~S will maintain similar paperwork 10.2.2. ... /2 July H93
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