Accredited project management training provider

Project Sponsor Coaching - Accredited Training Provider

Delivery Methods

This course can be taken through any of the following:

Course Overview

This session will demonstrate the role of sponsors and the aspects of project management that sponsor’s need to be aware of to discharge their responsibilities. The course is especially useful to those people who do not have a project background and will also provide many useful insights to those who do, especially around the strategic definition and communication of projects.

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


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 more successfully with project managers

Where this course comes from:

Full information can be found here:


  • Objectives of 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
  • Why projects typically fail - most common cause of issues
  • Making Governance highly practical
  • Conducting business reviews of projects
    Stage Gate Process
  • Purpose of stage gates
  • Key factors in go/no go decisions
  • How to conduct 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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