Looking at the main IT functions and groups as described by their roles above, which should be considered as having a part in your automation initiative? The answer? Probably all of them. Figure 3-3 depicts a typical Automation Project Team structure.
Although this book is not a primer on project management or leadership, noting a few ideas on the key role of the team leader is worthwhile. Whether you perform this function yourself or delegate it to a trusted lieutenant, the leader will be responsible for:
Project Initiation and Purpose Statement (Chapter One)