The SRO should perform the following key, high-level functions:-
ensure that a project or programme of change meets its objectives and delivers the projected benefits
ensure agreement amongst stakeholders as to what the objectives and benefits are;
ensure strategic fit of the project or programme objectives and benefits
obtain commitment from stakeholders to the delivery of the benefits;
monitor delivery of the objectives and benefits taking appropriate action where necessary to ensure their successful delivery.
Ensure that the project is subject to review at appropriate stages.
Ensuring that the project is subject to review at the key decision points identified for the Gateway Process and at other points he/she considers necessary.
Making certain that any recommendations or concerns from reviews are met or addressed before progressing to the next stage.
Own the project or programme brief and business case
Oversee development of the brief for change and business case.
Ensure that the aims of the planned change continue to be aligned with the business, and establish a firm basis for the project or programme during its initiation and definition.
Secure the necessary investment for the business change.