Monday, March 21, 2011

Dealing with Invincible Project Sponsors

It’s hard to argue that effective project sponsorship is a critical success factor. Whether it is through providing funding for the project, exerting influence to avoid roadblocks or supporting and championing the behavior changes that must occur to achieve expected business results, the absence of good sponsorship can leave a Project Manager feeling like they’ve jumped out of a plane with no parachute.

There are multiple possible causes for poor sponsorship including an inconsistent understanding of the role & its responsibilities, a lack of good governance practices related to project selection, prioritization or initiation, as well as missing links between project results and sponsor performance objectives.

There are equally as many methods of improving the situation – some are within the control of a project team, while others require systemic or governance changes.

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