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This is the role that commits funding for the project - for example, Principal Finance Officer. The role may be combined with the project owner role where the individual is able to take on the responsibilities of both.
The investment decision maker is responsible for:
Ensuring that the business case remains valid throughout the project
The investment decision maker should be able to:
Have the authority or seniority to allocate funds.
The investment decision maker is involved in the project or programme when approving funds. This role may be merged with the role of SRO/PO but it is important to recognise the difference between having the authority to allocate funds and the responsibility for successful outcomes. In larger projects, HM Treasury may also be involved in the approval process.
Successful Delivery Pocketbook (PDF, 3MB)