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|12 Project Management Principles: #8 - Authority|
A PROJECT MANAGER's responsibility must be matched by equivalent authority.
It's not enough to be held responsible for project outcomes if you don't have any authority to make it happen. Project managers must ask for and obtain enough authority to execute their responsibilities.
Specifically, Project Managers must have the authority to acquire and coordinate resources, request and receive company, and supplier cooperation, and make appropriate, binding decisions which have an impact on the success of the project.