Author Archives: Ron Rosenhead

Most project sponsors regularly make this mistake

Not briefing their project managers effectively enough. How do I know? Project managers regularly tell me this is so and the stories they tell supports this. Take this comment from a recent project management course about a case study briefing. “This is much longer than a briefing note I would normally get from my manager or sponsor.” These are words … Read More >

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Project managers, just say no!

But use what is in project management system and your people skills. Over the last 18 months I have seen more and more pressure placed on project managers. There is a huge demand from senior managers and stakeholder and clients to deliver quicker, with the same level of quality and of course, on budget! I have seen some pretty stressed … Read More >

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Slapping projects on top of the day job – what’s your solution?

Most of the articles written on this blog site come from a mix of research, working with clients and stories told to me. This one is a mix of working with clients and a story told. Let me set the scene. I was working with a long standing client and I asked the group what was the main project management … Read More >

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Project sponsors; it’s time to give up your day job!

Yes, you read correctly. Stop doing your day job and focus on your project sponsorship role. Let me explain why with a recent teleconference with a group of very senior executives. We were discussing a workshop for project sponsors- what goes wrong and the needs of this group.  The Senior Vice President for Human Resources said that senior managers and … Read More >

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How to communicate bad news to your project sponsor

This is a guest post from Helena Liu, PMP. Delivering bad news to your project sponsor is not an easy task that any project manager. You never know what you can expect. However, projects almost never go according to plan, resulting in extensions and budget increases. Learning how to communicate deal with and communicate bad news to a project sponsor … Read More >

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Who is responsible for what and when in projects?

I was working with a group of project sponsors and this question came up early in the workshop. Let me set the scene for you. I had discussed the reason why project sponsorship was so important (the stats suggest any company that does not have active project sponsors is losing millions!), I had identified a range of activities a sponsor … Read More >

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