The 1-day Wellingtone Project Sponsor training course is designed for project & programme sponsors. This practical course provides comprehensive guidance on project sponsorship and the importance this role plays both for the project and the organisation.

According to the NAO and their 2015 annual review of projects; “The effectiveness of the project sponsor is the best single predictor of project success or failure”.  Yet so many people are asked to sponsor a project or programme with little or no training. How can we expect them to be effective in this role? We can customise this course to meet your exact training needs and deliver condensed versions appropriate for executive briefings.

Project Sponsor Course Details & Agenda

The sponsor is accountable for the successful delivery of the project. Working jointly with the project manager, the sponsor defines the project’s purpose and objectives, clarifies requirements, takes decisions, provides resources (people, funding etc…) garners organisational support and directs the project manager.

The sponsor also monitors the project context and leads communications with senior key stakeholders. They will always remain accountable for the project outcome.

This highly interactive project sponsor training course brings best practice to life through exercises and discussions. The course can be customised to align with your ways of working and project context.

The course aligns with these best practice references:

  • The Association for Body of Knowledge (APMBOK) 7th Edition
  • Project Sponsorship by David West. Gower. 2010
  • Sponsoring Change. A Guide to the Governance Aspects of Project Sponsorship. 2nd Edition. The Association for Project Management.
  • Understand the critical importance of the sponsor

  • Understand the role of the project sponsor

  • Understand how this role interacts with the organisation & the project manager

  • Understand best practice and how it should be applied

  • Know what to expect from your project manager

  • Create an Action Plan for your role as a sponsor

What Our Delegates Say

  • Environment Agency

    I really enjoyed this training course and would heartily recommend it to others – one of the best courses I have done for years!

  • Excellent course highlighting how much we need to engage with sponsorship as an organisation. Very well delivered and great content and discussion. Feels more challenging to adopt approaches given our charitable status and benefits sometimes being loosely defined so feel it will be more difficult to adopt effectively than in some organisations where impact can be more clearly defined.

  • A good course and well paced with a useful mix of external best practices and also related PMO content we use internally so able to be kept relevant. The trainer was very good, and interesting discussions. It was good that the trainer remembered colleagues on the course not in the UK in terms of different time zone and also to not have this too UK-centric.

  • Environment Agency

    Excellent training, covered sponsorship well, and outlined the key accountabilities and responsibilities of the Exec and Sponsor.

Talk to us about your SRO, Project Sponsor & Executive training needs.


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