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Project Sponsor Coaching - Accredited Training Provider

Delivery: On-site and Instructor-led Online

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 improving the strategic definition and communication of projects. We always use your real project from your business as the basis of this session. It will also describe Governance in a way that can be understood and implemented in a practical and non-bureaucratic way.

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 that regularly engage in projects.

Course Objectives

  • To demonstrate why sponsorship matters and the responsibilities of project sponsors
  • To coach sponsors with:
    • how to ensure projects deliver outcomes that support strageic aims
    • how to ensure the benefits of any project are delivered
    • 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:


  • 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
  • Why projects typically fail - most common cause of issues
  • Making Governance highly practical
  • Conducting business reviews of projects
    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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