Appendix E: FS & PDS Team Roles/Responsibilities and Worksheets
The FS/PDS team leader can be from any discipline, including, real estate, asset management, or
project management, as long as he or she has thorough knowledge of project development, the Capital
Program, client needs development, team management, and asset planning. Typically, the Feasibility
Study team leader is an Asset Manager, and the PDS team leader is a Program Manager.
Some of these duties also can be accomplished by other GSA staff and consultants. The team leader
allocates distribution of duties and is responsible for the overall project effort.
Understands overall GSA and project goals, complexity, and issues and has the expertise required
to address them effectively.
Knows requirements of Capital Program and how to perform the required analysis.
Ensures that project submittal (e.g., FS, PDS) meets the information requirements of the Planning
Call and supplies good background information for long-term management of the process.
Develops public outreach communications strategies that might be required.
Understands the stakeholder's point of view and sets realistic client and community expectations
early in the project.
Ensures a creative and determined look at viable alternatives.
An experienced Project Manager is a valuable resource to lead or advise the team during
Advises the team on appropriate FS and PDS scopes to address project needs and issues and on
the professional services that are required to complete the work.
Provides expertise to identify potential risks to the project's schedule and budget that should be
accounted for during project planning.
Evaluates viable alternatives in FS and PDS to ensure appropriate assessments.
Develops the Implementation Plan and project delivery strategy.
Develops the Project Management Plan (PMP).