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So, where’s your project sponsor and how good a job do they do?

I spoke recently at a meeting in Manchester. There were two other speakers at this event and one of them told the following story: A well known organisation wanted to be world class in their projects and programme management. They looked at the overall strategy and there were 6 key organisational projects. The problem from the speaker’s perspective was that … Read More >

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So, as my project sponsor….

Project Manager: Can I just check, are you the project sponsor for this project? Project Sponsor: 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. I want … Read More >

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“Senior managers need to get deeply involved in project management”

Mark Morgan  written a book called Executing Your Strategy. I have not read the book however I like the information on the Internet I came across: One of Mark’s key messages is “There is simply no way for senior management to accomplish a strategic transformation without getting deeply engaged in project management, the organizational systems that surround it, and the … Read More >

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Come on you senior managers. Play your project roles effectively.

Running training events is often a dumping ground for people’s frustrations. I guess we have all done it thinking this guru will help us solve all our problems. However, some of our problems are deeply ingrained and take a lot of shifting. One such problem is the role that senior manager’s play or should play in projects. The terminology does … Read More >

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Project Sponsorship…..time to improve?

I was looking at my web site recently – doing a bit of tidying up and came across an article I posted in March 2005 called Project management Screw Up 5 – We didn’t have the right sponsorship by Lonnie Pacelli. He goes into some detail about the need for there to be a project sponsor. He says the following: … Read More >

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