Program Sponsorship Excellence is a 6 hour workshop developed to assist executives that are new to project sponsorship or want to refresh their skills and share the experience of other sponsors.
According to the Project Management Institute and BCG, Project Sponsors with advanced sponsorship skills have superior project outcomes.
Despite this evidence fewer than 36% of organisations provide professional development for the role of executive sponsor. (Pulse of the profession. In depth report. Executive Sponsor Engagement- Top driver of project and program success PMI Oct 2014)
The Program Sponsorship Excellence workshop deals with the role of the Project Sponsor in quite a different way. It is not about the Role Purpose Statement or Steering Committee Charter but the application of executive skills in a new context.
Things that are covered in the workshop.
What is really the Business Case? How do you deal with the uncertainty of the real world in the business case?
Do you have the right team to deliver? How do you know?
How do you get the greatest value from your relationship with your Project Director/ Project Manager?
Are you the Change Agent you think you are?
What are the 7 attributes of a highly effective Sponsor and how do you apply those attributes in your project context?
Who should attend?
Executives that are new to project sponsorship and those executives that require a refresher
Program Directors wanting to understand the other side of the partnership