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Can I please check; are you my project sponsor?

Project Manager (PM): Can I just check, are you the project sponsor for this project? Project Sponsor (PS): Yes, I thought you knew that PM: Well, I thought it was the case however, no one has formally told me. I am putting together various documents for this project which will take me quite a while. I want to talk with … Read More >

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Why so few project courses for such a key group?

Last week I ran a workshop specifically for project sponsors. Every person in the room was a senior manager, they sponsored projects and yes, managed them as well.  On my travels to the training venue, I sent a Tweet that read:  Running project sponsor workshop today. Why are so few courses run for such a key group? Any suggestions?  Not … Read More >

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Project briefing – sponsors must do better!

That was the response from participants on a project management workshop. How did this come about? We have an activity where I give them a brief. By brief I mean some background information about a project. This led to a an interesting debate with a substantial proportion voicing concerns that the briefings they had from senior mangers were vague and … Read More >

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So, as my project sponsor….

Project Manager (PM): Can I just check, are you the project sponsor for this project? Project Sponsor (PS): Yes, I thought you knew that PM: Well, I thought it was the case however, no one has formally told me. I am putting together various documents for this project and it is obvious that this will take me quite a while. … Read More >

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It’s tough at the top. You get handed a poisoned chalice

Who has overall responsibility for the successful outcomes of major projects? Here in the UK the role of Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) was created to take on such a role. The role holder is:  …..responsible for ensuring that the project or programme meets its overall objectives and delivers its projected benefits  There is a definitive role on the OGC website … Read More >

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Are your change projects really working?

The current economic climate means that there is pressure for changes to be delivered quickly. That system needs to be put in 2 months earlier. The training course needs bringing forward, get me that report 2 weeks quicker please….;key changes need to happen and a lot quicker… But, how likely is it you will succeed in delivering your changes? Two … Read More >

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