Project Sponsor

10 Secrets To Being a Good Sponsor

October 7, 2013
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Strategies for Sponsors

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Strategies for Sponsors1. Get the right project resources Your role as a project sponsor is to make sure that the project can be done efficiently and effectively, and you need resources to do that. Resources can be money, equipment or people (or anything else required […]

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Book review: Strategies for Project Sponsorship

August 21, 2013
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Strategies for Sponsors

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Strategies for SponsorsDid you fall into project management? Or get promoted to a project management role? Then you are probably a ‘accidental project manager’ – someone who never set out to study project management at university but who ended up doing a PM job by […]

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7 things to do when your boss changes

July 8, 2013

“I’m retiring in a couple of months,” my boss said recently. Managers come and go as organisations are restructured, people take promotions, retirement or new posts outside the company. But I’ll be sad to see him go – he has been a great manager over the past few years. It got me thinking about what […]

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Top challenges for project sponsors

July 1, 2013
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Strategies for Sponsors

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Strategies for SponsorsRecently I’ve been speaking to the authors of a new book, Strategies for Project Sponsorship. Peter Taylor told me about how to build professional relationships with project sponsors, even when you don’t like them. Vicki James shared her tips for getting the best […]

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How to get the best from your sponsor

June 10, 2013
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Strategies for Sponsors

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Strategies for SponsorsPeter Taylor, Ron Rosenhead and Vicki James have just written a book called Strategies for Project Sponsorship, about (surprise, surprise) project sponsors. Last time I interviewed Peter about how to manage when your sponsor is rubbish. Today I’m going to share my conversatioon […]

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Project Sponsorship 101

May 29, 2013
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Strategies for Sponsors

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Strategies for SponsorsHow good is your project sponsor? Peter Taylor, Ron Rosenhead and Vicki James have just written a book about project sponsors which aims to address some of the challenges facing project managers working with sponsors, and to help sponsors themselves get better at […]

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Project Management in the Hundred Acre Wood

October 1, 2012

We’ve been doing 360 degree assessments at work and when I was asked to describe a colleague as a shape, colour, animal or fictional character, and to explain my reasoning, I drew a blank. Matching shapes to people is not my strong point. Some of you may know that my Master’s degree is in Children’s […]

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4 Reasons why your Project Board isn’t working

July 25, 2012

Who on your project will have the authority to make decisions at the most senior level? Who will get you access to the resources you require?  Who will unblock problems and sign off the extra money the project needs? These are all functions of a Project Board (or Steering Group). A Project Board is made […]

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Is your project team a sales force in disguise?

May 14, 2012

This is a guest post by Jon Swain, President of Ten Six Consulting. Strong project sponsorship is critical to ensuring that your project is a success. One of the roles of a sponsor is to champion the project and the project team. This includes making sure the project gets the recognition and resources it requires. […]

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Myths about project sponsorship

November 23, 2011

Elyse Nielson from Ascension Health and the blog Anticlue gave a presentation at the PMI Global Congress North America in Dallas last month about sponsors and their interaction with the project. She talked about the importance of getting the right sponsor for the project and shared some myths about project sponsorship. Elyse pointed out that […]

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