P4.4 Establish advisory group
The advisory group exists to provide the project sponsor and the
project manager with strategic advice. Members of this group should
be selected from major internal and external stakeholder groups for
their ability to provide strategic, business, specialist technical
and financial advice. Customer organisations should also be
represented on the group. Consideration should be given to
including a representative from major external stakeholder groups
who are essential to the successful achievement of the project's
Each member needs to be aware that their role is an advisory
one. Where more than one organisation either contributes money or
will directly use the project output, then the heads of these
organisations may form a separate customer or steering group. The
existence of a customer steering group will not remove the need for
an advisory group, which may sometimes be called a technical
committee in projects of a technical nature.
The sponsor is responsible for this task.
- Project organisational structure.