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Who is the stage manager in project management?

Today was the first day that I hear of the role "stage manager". Apparently it's a project management role (that I've never heard of myself, even though I'm a project manager). Can anyone tell me more about this stage manager - specifically what is his role and what are his responsibilities? Is the role similar to that of the project manager, but the difference is that the stage manager is only assigned to a stage rather than the whole project?
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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The stage manager is a "mini" project manager responsible for a specific stage. For example, the development project manager is the project manager responsible for the development stage of the project. The testing project manager is the project manager responsible for the testing stage of the project. Both are stage managers.

A stage manager has the role of managing just one stage (not the whole project). This stage, however, can be treated as a project in and for itself, so the stage manager's role and responsibilities are exactly the same as those of the project manager's, with the exception that the former's project is actually a stage.

Note that stage managers report to the project manager. Stage managers are common in medium to large sized projects.
answered 10 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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