How We Run Projects

How We Run Projects

All Cantilever work – both internal and client-facing – is organized by project. Projects are collections of work-to-be-done that are centralized based on a common topic, theme, or discrete initiative.

There are two leadership roles on each project: Strategist and Project Manager.

The Strategist is the “Directly Responsible Individual” who is accountable for achieving the target outcome of the project, while the PM is responsible for making sure the project is running according to our methodology. The two must work hand in hand to ensure success. On some projects, a single person can share both roles, but it should generally be split, to maximize efficiency.

Everyone at Cantilever needs to know this system, not just people who play those roles. This framework is meant to provide structure and consistency to our work, not to stifle it or make it robotic. Within the boundaries of this system, creativity should be allowed to flourish.