chapter  12
Project Organisation
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Philosophy The organisation for any project should be based on a customer/ supplier relationship. The customer is the person or group who wants the end product, specifies what it should be and, usually, pays for the development of that product. The supplier is whoever provides the resources to build or procure the end product. This is true even if the customer and supplier work for the same company. If this is the case they may still, for example, report to different lines of management, have different budgets and therefore have a different view of the finances of the project. The customer will be asking, ‘Will the end product save me money or bring in a profit?’ The supplier will be asking if the providing of appropriate resources will earn a profit.