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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 the role of sponsors and the aspects of project management that sponsor’s need to be aware of to discharge their responsibilities.

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 the strategic responsibilities of sponsors relating to projects
  • To communicate the role of sponsor
  • To coach sponsors in conducting key reviews both during definition and delivery phases

Agenda

    Session:
    Items:
    Overview:
  • Objectives of session
  • Difference between projects and operations;
    challenges this brings
  • Why projects typically fail
    Strategic Definition
  • Strategic Objectives
  • Outcomes and target benefits
    Role of the Sponsor
  • Executive champion
  • Executive interface and management
  • Benefits Realisation
    Dealing with project managers
  • How to interface with project managers – key questions to always ask!
    Governance
  • Governance
  • Governance Structures
  • Conducting Business Reviews of Projects
    Stage Gate Process
  • Purpose of stage gates
  • Preparing for gate reviews
  • Conducting Gate Reviews
    Sponsor and the Project Management Process
  • Strategic decision making; criticality of early stages and sponsor’s role
  • Communicating objectives
  • Sponsor’s role in managing change
  • Critical success factors
  • Conducting business reviews of projects
    Managing Risk
  • What to look for and expect
  • Danger signals to look for
    Useful tools
  • Guidance on being a Sponsor
Following this course: you will be better prepared to conduct the role of a sponsor

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