Functional Team Leader

The project functional team leader serves as a working, active member of the team, with specific functional knowledge in the area required by the project. They ensure that new systems and applications meet functional expectations, compliance, and specifications.

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Functional Team Leader duties include:


  • Manages project activities within their functional areas
  • Assists project manager in defining project scope, developing the project charter and formalizing a project schedule, from a functional perspective
  • Communicates changes to resource availability on a project to the project manager
  • Contributes towards the development and execution of testing and training documents as needed

Resource Management:

  • Assigns specific individuals to a project team, and works with the project manager regarding resources
  • Ensure selected resources for project work have the necessary skills required by the project work
  • Handles any performance issues functional team members may have throughout the duration of the project


  • Assists in the testing of new systems and applications
  • Researches and makes recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts
  • Review, define and document business requirements for applications
  • Assists with the transition to operation of any new services by transferring any pertinent materials/information (contracts, test scripts, SLA’s, service details)
  • Possesses relevant subject matter expertise in the functional area(s) of the service to be implemented
  • Implements process enhancements within their department as it relates to a given project

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