Great Sponsor + Great PM = Great Success
Project sponsorship is an active senior management role, responsible for identifying the business need, problem or opportunity. The sponsor ensures the project remains a viable proposition and that benefits are realised, resolving any issues outside the control of the project manager.
How executives can become good sponsors by providing the right environment for project teams to deliver successful projects and programmes.
What do you do when your sponsor is your problem team member? Sounds horrible, but it's not too uncommon unfortunately. Here's what to do.
A sad tale of a how a sponsor/PM relationship killed a project. Here are ten truths of an effective sponsor/PM partnership.
There's a lot of information and advice available in print and on the Internet about project management, but relatively little about project sponsorship.
Getting the right project sponsor isn't easy; many times we get unqualified sponsors and all too often an accidental project sponsor.
A good project sponsor will be clear about the project's objectives, have power over resource expenditure and be able to influence key decision makers to support or resource the project.
A project team needs a champion, or someone who keeps the team spirit alive while steering the project to ultimate success.
All projects need a sponsor, someone who gives executive support to the project manager. However, a survey of 1000 project managers into roles and responsibilities makes poor reading.
Before you start your project, find a committed project sponsor who has enough clout in your organisation. Your project sponsor will prove invaluable in helping you overcome organisational roadblocks as they arise. - Duncan Haughey
Unengaged sponsor sinks the ship. - Angela Waner