Project Team Roles Definitions: Just What Does Everyone Do?

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These terms are used on this site and by the software development industry. Although every company puts their own spin on the definitions, I’ve provided descriptions that match what my clients, employers, and I have used when assembling a project team. Not all teams will require each of these roles and in many cases there will be people taking on the responsibilities of multiple roles. I’ve found that the smaller the company, the more likely someone on a project will be wearing multiple hats. All of these descriptions are also free of the typical modifiers like junior or senior — while these people at different levels have different responsibilities, the core of the role remains largely the same.

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