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Project Sponsor Coaching - Accredited Training Provider

Delivery Methods

This course can be taken through any of the following:

Course Overview

This session will demonstrate why sponsorship matters and the role of the Sponsor in a highly practical way. The course will provide many useful practical insights, especially around the strategic definition and communication of projects. It will also describe Governance in a way that can be understood and implemented effectively.

It is typically delivered in small groups or on a one-to-one coaching basis.

Duration

0.5 – 1.0 day

Intended For

Sponsors, Executives and Senior Managers of businesses which regularly engage in projects.

Course Objectives

  • To demonstrate why sponsorship matters and the responsibilities of project sponsors
  • To coach sponsors with:
    • how to communicate the aims of any project in crystal clear terms
    • how to manage the benefits realisation aspect of any project
    • implementing effective governance across projects
    • conducting reviews of projects
    • interacting successfully with project managers

Where this course comes from:

Full information can be found here:

Agenda

    Session:
    Items:
    Overview:
  • Objectives of this session
  • Why projects are very different to day-to-day operations
    Why Sponsorship matters
  • The role of the sponsor
  • Practical reasons why Sponsorship really matters
  • Overview of the benefits realisation process
  • How to ensure benefits are fully realised - lessons learned from over 200 projects
    Improving Strategic Definition | The one-page business case
  • Critical importance of early stages
  • Developing crystal clear strategic objectives
  • Improving communication of outcomes and target benefits
  • The one-page business case
    Communicating with project managers
  • Avoiding common issues – key questions to always ask
    Governance
  • Why projects typically fail - most common cause of issues
  • Making Governance highly practical
  • Conducting business reviews of projects
  • How to conduct Stage Gates
    Sponsor and the Project Management Process
  • Difference between sponsors (decisions) and steering committees
  • Sponsor’s role in managing project scope change
    Avoiding common errors with Project Budgets
  • Dos and don'ts with budgets
  • Biggest and common estimating errors
  • Using contingency budgets with discipline
Following this course:you will be ready to conduct the role of a sponsor

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