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Successful Project Sponsorship

Book Description

This practical guide will show you how to take ownership of the role of project sponsor or project executive to ensure that your projects succeed in achieving tangible benefits for your organization and its stakeholders.

Table of Contents

  1. <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="TOC-CTk">PART ONE</span>&#160;&#160;  <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="TOC-H1p1">Principles</span>
  2. <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="TOC-CTk">Part Two</span>&#160;&#160;  <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="TOC-H1p1">Details</span>
    1. How do you assess a business case document?
    2. How do you assess a plan?
    3. How do you assess a performance report?
    4. How do you assess a change request?
    5. Summary
    6. Note
    1. Optimism bias
    2. Increase in user insight
    3. Excessive specialist influence
    4. Changes in the project environment
    5. Insufficient project control
    6. Blind spots in the schedule
    7. Technical issues
    8. Parkinson’s law
    9. Decision-making delays
    10. Suppliers forcing up prices
    11. Summary
    12. Note
  3. <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="TOC-CTk">Part Three</span>&#160;&#160;  <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="TOC-H1p1">Advancing project sponsorship in organizations</span>
    1. Conflicting interests
    2. Lower status of project management
    3. Performance measurement
    4. ‘The project manager is accountable’
    5. Business schools
    6. Project management literature
    7. Professional organizations
    8. Suppliers
    9. Project managers
    10. Summary
    1. Align with existing context
    2. Start where the momentum is
    3. Include all target groups
    4. Address several levels of personal change
    5. Improve benefit management
    6. Practise what you preach
    7. Work with authoritative trainers
    8. Continuous effort
    9. Summary
    10. Note
    1. Training the board of directors
    2. Training the project sponsors and steering group members
    3. Training the project managers
    4. Training the auditors
    5. Training the controllers
    6. Steering group start-up meetings
    7. Summary
    8. Notes