Roles & responsibilities
There are just two obvious roles in connection with tasks: the task manager and the task sponsor who ordered it. The task manager is usually the one appointed to carry out the work.
The task sponsor is usually the closest concerned line manager.
Just as in projects, these roles are temporary and used just for the duration of the task. The task sponsor also has the responsibility to secure the task’s results and utilization.
A task description is developed by the task manager and approved by the task sponsor.
Approval of the task description gives the mandate for carrying out and finishing the task.