Sponsor – “You’re not the project manager’s supervisor!”

Sponsors are critical to the successful delivery of projects (and programmes). Most of them have reached their positions of status and power within organisations by developing and demonstrating very good management abilities. However, these are invariably at odds with the skills they need to lead change initiatives. Too often they perceive their role to be that of the project managers ‘overseer’. This is potentially disastrous!

Peter explores the true nature of the role of sponsor and highlights the need for them not only to understand what they should be doing but also how they need to go about it. They are the lead partner in what should be (needs to be) a beautiful relationship that sadly is not seen often enough.